When Atlanta-via-Mississippi duo Rae Sremmurd dropped their infectious hit "No Flex Zone" early last year, it took months to bubble its way to the top of the charts. Produced by Mike WiLL Made-It, the track was an introduction to Slim Jimmy and Swae Lee, two new Ear Drummers signees, who would become one of the most promising acts in hip-hop over the last few months. Followed by the hits "No Type," an arguably better showcase of their talents, "Throw Sum Mo" featuring Nicki Minaj and Young Thug, and "Up Like Trump," Sremmurd's debut album, SremmLife, seems to have caught people off guard.
The 11-track album, with the majority of production from Mike WiLL Made-It along with Young Chop, Backpack, and Sonny Digital, is as much about nothing as it is an almost perfect, cohesive album from two brothers who are really just out here to have fun. “SremmLife is the good life, when you’re riding the front seat and everything is going good," they explained. "You break a rule, you say 'SremmLife,' it’s OK, whatever you did." We sat passenger seat as Swae Lee and Slim Jimmy took us on a track-by-track breakdown of their new album, which will arguably be one of the best of the year.
As told to Lauren Nostro (@LaurenNostro)