The duo's Ed Sullivan stage performance aired on the 53rd anniversary of the Beatles' American television debut.
On February 9th, 1964, The Beatles made their iconic American television debut on the Ed Sullivan Show. On February 9th, 2017, Rae Sremmurd performed their #1 hit "Black Beatles" on the same stage for Stephen Colbert's Late Show.
That's at least how Colbert billed it, but seeing as the duo was playing a show in Stockholm the same night, it seems this performance was likely pre-recorded. Nevertheless, Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi's performance aired on the 53rd anniversary of the Beatles' legendary appearance, and they made sure to make a lasting impression.
The brothers were characteristically energetic, commanding the stage with their dance moves, and enlisting a keytar player for backup.
They recently brought Drake out at their show in Amsterdam. Read our August / September digital cover story with the duo here.