Yesterday Zane Lowe teased that this Beats 1 world premiere would be arriving today-- and here it is. The record, titled "Look Alive," is produced by Rae Sremmurd's EarDrummer Records boss, Mike WiLL Made It and follows up their January release "By Chance." While we're used to hearing the duo hyped up over equally energetic beats, "Look Alive" goes a different direction. It feels more experimental, with Swae Lee and Slim Jimmy's faraway, echoing vocals, and slow, deliberate production from Mike.
D-JaySremm Feat. Rae Sremmurd & Riff 3x
Rae Sremmurd have had a crazy amount of success since the release of their debut album, SremmLife, and now that they have a comfortable fanbase of their own, the duo are ready to launch the career of a few new artists. Today, a new track has arrived from Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi, which comes courtesy of their SremmLifeCrew DJ, D-JaySremm, and features an appearance from another new rapper from their team, Riff 3x.
Earlier this afternoon, Mike WiLL Made It teased fans that a new Rae Sremmurd song was on the way. He's followed through, with the first leak off his upcoming Ransom 2 mixtape, as well as the reveal of the cover art. Whereas Ransom was moreso a platform for Mike WiLL to showcase his own singles with a few of his favorite artists, Ransom 2 will focus on the artists themselves rather than the producer.
White Iverson (Remix)
Post Malone Feat. French Montana & Rae Sremmurd
It was only a matter of time til we'd receive a big remix of Post Malone's break-out hit, "White Iverson," produced by frequent collaborators FKi. The record has received unofficial remixes from Rick Ross, K Camp, Kirko Bangz and others, but for the official remix Post adds French Montana and Rae Sremmurd-- what do you think about his featured artists? Were you expecting differently?
Pipe It Up (Remix)
Slim Jxxmi, one half of Rae Sremmurd, has come through with another big-time remix. He began dropping solo remixes last month, first taking on Wiz Khalifa's "Burn Slow," which happened to originally feature his younger brother, Swae Lee.
Blow A Check (Remix)
Zoey Dollaz Feat. Slim Jxmmi
Last month, Miami rapper Zoey Dollaz' dropped "Blow a Check," which has since become a buzzing hit. He's now dropped a remix with Slim Jxmmi, one half of Rae Sremmurd. And Jxmmi isn't the first big rapper to take on the club anthem. Diddy, along with French Montana, rapped over the beat (from Smash David) on the final track on his new mixtape, MMM.
Burn Slow (Remix)
In September, as Wiz began warming us up for Rolling Papers 2, he debuted a new collaboration "Burn Slow" which credited Rae Sremmurd as a feature.
Rich The Kid Feat. Slim Jxmmi
At the end of August, Rich The Kid hit us with his Flexin On Purpose mixtape.
Before Drake fucked up the game and live streamed What a Time to Be Alive, he played out a short mix, which included tracks from lesser-knowns such as Kodak Black and the UK group Section Boyz, as well as a couple of exclusives. The biggest non-WATTBA track played during tonight's special episode of OVO Sound Radio has to be PartyNextDoor's "Blasé" remix.
Wiz Khalifa Feat. Rae Sremmurd
Taking a break from their recently-announced Sremmlife 2 project, Rae Sremmurd decide to assist Wiz Khalifa on this new Mike Will Made It-produced banger called “Burn Slow.”
Ty Dolla $ign Feat. Future & Rae Sremmurd
It's still early in the day, but Friday is looking to be a strong one for new music. After getting a new Meek Mill leak off DWMTM, featuring Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown, Ty Dolla $ign follows suit with a drop from his highly anticipated album Free TC.
Get Low (Remix)
DJ Snake & Dillon Francis Feat. Rae Sremmurd
Despite all the hip-hop songs from Furious 7, one of the most popular songs on the soundtrack is "Get Low" from EDM producers DJ Snake and Dillon Francis. The original is rowdy enough, and adding Rae Sremmurd might be the only way to up the ante on the remix. Mike Will has trained the young Mississippi brothers well, and they know just how to tackle this EDM production.
Mike Will Made It Feat. Riff Raff & Jxmmi of Rae Sremmurd
As if new tracks featuring 2Chainz and ILoveMakonnen weren't enough to get the people excited for tomorrow's Ransom tape, Mike Will continues to leak new music from the project. On "Choppin' Blades," Riff Raff is joined by one-half of Rae Sremmurd for a synth-driven ode to oversized rims. Play this one in the whip for the producer's intended experience.
Throw Sum Mo
Rae Sremmurd Feat. Nicki Minaj & Young Thug
Rae Sremmurd looks to continue their success into 2015 when they release their debut album, Srem Life, via Interscope Records on January 6th. Tonight, the project was made available for pre-order on iTunes, and for those who cop that ish early will receive a free download of this monster collab titled “Throw Sum Mo” featuring Nicki Minaj and Young Thug.
Riff Raff Feat. Rae Sremmurd
Some of hip-hop's self-appointed weird rappers, Riff Raff and young duo Rae Sremmurd come together today for "Choppin." It's unexpected, but at the same time, not at all. Mike WiLL Made It on the boards of course, the producer was on Sway In The Morning earlier today where he debuted this record. It's a hard beat from Mike WiLL, and will likely appear on the Atlanta native's upcoming mixtape Ransom.
Baauer Feat. Rae Sremmurd & AlunaGeorge
On paper, the duos AlunaGeorge and Rae Sremmurd have very little in common. The former are a British electronic duo who make slinky, subtle tracks that blur the lines between pop and the underground; the latter are a couple of upstart kids from Tupelo who make squeaky, indelibly turnt up club tracks under the tutelage of Mike WiLL. But on Brooklyn DJ Baauer's new track "One Touch," you'd never know that their respective styles were worlds apart.
No Type (Remix)
The past week has seen several artists come out against the long-standing industry tradition of "remixing" other artists' songs by simply spitting a verse over the original version's unchanged production.
No Type (Remix)
Recent Ear Drummers signees Rae Sremmurd dropped off a follow-up to their summer smash "No Flex Zone" a few weeks ago, entitled "No Type." Now Chicago MC Tree, who's recently taken to dropping remixes on Tuesdays, has posted his own version of the track on his SoundCloud page. Going in over Mike WiLL Made It's dope production, Tree flips the teen duo's lyrics about women into hilarious bars about weed. While Rae Sremmurd may have no "type" of women they prefer, Tree could say the same about bud strains, "whether OG or that sour," it makes him feel right.
No Flex Zone (Remix)
Rae Sremmurd Feat. Nicki Minaj & Pusha T
Never underestimate an instrumental from Mike WiLL Made It. After nearly every emcee in the game hopped on the "No Flex Zone" beat, the song's original artists Rae Sremmurd have finally dropped an official remix. Featuring additional verses from Nicki Minaj & Pusha T, the track retains all of the elements that made the original track a hit while doubling up on lyrical ammo.
The duo Rae Sremmurd, consisting of brothers Swae Lee and Slim Jimmy, found instant fame with their incessantly catchy banger "No Flex Zone", a Mike WiLL Made It joint that proceeded to be remixed and freestyled dozens of times. The duo are still relatively new, so it remains to be seen if "No Flex Zone" was a flash in the pan for the Mississippi natives, or a success they'll be able to mimick again. What do you think?