Sure, Fred Durst can't rap or sing, but he's got a good handle on what frustrates and excites teenagers and he knows how to exploit it. You don't need a degree in psychology to see the taboo appeal of a Limp Bizkit track in which Durst spits "fuck" more than 50 times while even hardcore hiphop artists are censoring themselves.
The choice of having metal has-been Terry Date co-produce Chocolate Starfish might seem like a horrible backward step, but if your target audience happens to be males under the age of 25, then early-90s metal is probably the right button to be pushing right now. There's nothing particularly intelligent or adventurous about Chocolate Starfish's contrived rebellion, but it should prove very profitable in the short term. TP