Korn added a then-unsigned Limp Bizkit to two tours, which gave the band a new audience.In 1997, Limp Bizkit signed with Flip Records, a subsidiary of Interscope Records, and released their debut album, Three Dollar Bill, Y'all to minimal response.
Durst also made an appearance on Korn's album Follow the Leader.
Jonathan Davis had intended to write a battle rap with B-Real of Cypress Hill, but the latter's label wouldn't let him do it, and Durst was tapped instead.
Durst began to take an interest in filmmaking, directing the music video for Limp Bizkit's single "Faith" in promotion for its appearance in the film Very Bad Things; he was unsatisfied with it and made a second video which paid tribute to tour mates Primus, Deftones and Mötley Crüe, who appeared in the video.
Limp Bizkit achieved mainstream success with the albums Significant Other (1999) and Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water (2000).
He co-starred in the film Population 436, and made his directorial debut in 2007 with the film The Education of Charlie Banks.
Durst directed a second film, The Longshots, in 2008.DJ Lethal, who was a member of House of Pain with Everlast and a friend of Eminem's, at first said that Everlast and Eminem are "both men, they'll work it out." But he added that if the two were to take their differences outside the realm of their respective records, "Everlast would definitely win, you know what I mean? Limp Bizkit were supposed to be guests on "Quitter," a D12 song attacking Everlast, but Durst changed his mind due to a toothache and Lethal declined to participate due to the attacks on Everlast.Eminem retaliated with "Girls," which included lyrical insults directed at Lethal, Durst, and Limp Bizkit.Later, when Korn performed in town as the opening act for Sick of It All, Durst invited Korn to his house.He was able to persuade bassist Reginald Arvizu to listen to demos of the songs "Pollution", "Counterfeit", and "Stuck".The website's consensus stated, "Unevenness and earnestness mire this otherwise sweet, surprising coming of age drama." A second directorial effort, The Longshots, starring Ice Cube and Keke Palmer, was released in 2008.