Two months back, Nicki Minaj dropped off her "Pinkprint Freestyle," and trolled us with an album announcement, but apart from that, we haven't seen her much on the music scene.
Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight remains one of the hottest releases out, and Travis Scott isn't showing any signs of slowing down. Yesterday, Trav's official DJ, Chase B -- with whom he hosts the "Wav." show on Beats 1, dropped a new mix that included a never-before-heard La Flame remix of Rae Sremmurd's "Swang," a track that appeared on the deluxe version of SremmLife 2. Trav has shared the cover art to the remix on his IG, and Chase B has now made the track available on his SoundCloud.
This weekend's party soundtrack has been Rae Sremmurd's long-awaited sophomore album, SremmLife 2. While DJs are beginning to acquaint themselves with tracks like "Real Chill," "Black Beatles," and "Just Like Us," Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi have added two more into the club rotation.
Set The Roof
Rae Sremmurd Feat. Lil Jon
Despite a series of delays, there's still immense anticipation surrounding the release of Rae Sremmurd's SremmLife 2. A huge new track off the album has now surfaced ahead of its release on Friday (Aug. 12 -- a date that should stick). "Set the Roof" features Lil Jon and is produced by the club-crushing duo of DJ Mustard and Mike Will Made-It, the latter whom will oversee the production of SremmLife 2.
Look Alive (Remix)
Rae Sremmurd Feat. Migos
Rae Sremmurd's "Look Alive" was already a good "song of the summer" contender, but the remix should give it yet another boost. The duo have enlisted Migos -- a group that also knows its way around hooks, ad-libs, and animated verses, proving to be a complimentary energy to Sremm on their entrancing hit. Quavo, Takeoff, and Offset all provide verses, while Slim Jxmmi writes a new 16 for the occasion. Unfortunately, five rappers on the same track leaves no room for a Swae Lee verse, but he's still got plenty of real estate on the infectious hook, which never seems to get old.
Unfortunately, Rae Sremmurd's SremmLife 2 won't be the summer soundtrack we had hoped for, as the release has been pushed back into mid-August. The delay was probably a smart move, though, as the Ear Drummers duo needed a couple more huge singles to help drive up the anticipation for the follow-up to their much beloved debut album. "By Chance" has stayed hot for most of the year, and "Look Alive" -- especially with its new video -- is a lock in the current summer rotation. Their new single, though...man oh man.
Jam On Em
Peewee Longway Feat. Rae Sremmurd & Bloody Jay
After dropping his debut album, Mr. Blue Benjamin, at the beginning of the year, Peewee Longway was intent to put his name in the summer rotation with his new MPA 3 mixtape. A good portion of the tape is meant to serve as a platform for his MPA artists, but there's no shortage of big-time collabs, the most intriguing of which has got to be the Mike Will-produced "Jam On Em," featuring Rae Sremmurd and Bloody Jay.
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.