Rae Sremmurd's 'SR3MM' iHeartRadio Album Release Party Was The Place To Be
By Isha Thorpe
May 5, 2018
After much anticipation, Rae Sremmurd's brand new album, SR3MM, was finally released on Friday (May 4) at midnight. In honor of the LP's debut, iHeartRadio held an intimate album release party at our theater in NYC!
The duo started their show off by performing some old and new hits like, "No Type," "Swang," "Black Beatles" and "Powerglide." Then, they continued the festivities with tracks like, "42," "Brxnks Truck," "CLOSE," "Heat of the Moment," "Buckets," "Guatemala," "Chanel," and "Rock N' Roll." Sounds dope, huh?
iHeartRadio was so excited to host the event. As soon as Rae Sremmurd hit the stage, the party started. Spitting their tracks and dancing in front of their fans, they put on a great performance on Friday night. If you would've asked any of their fans in the crowd, they would've said that the concert was the perfect way to start the hot NYC weekend. Oh wait. Did we mention that during certain moments of their show, the two were making it rain? We can't make this stuff up. The concert was definitely the place to be.
SR3MM is unlike any other album that the hip hop duo has released before. What makes this new project different is that it has three parts. It consists of a record that's by Rae Sremmurd, and then one solo record from each of the two artists. Swae's solo project is titled Swaecation and Jxmmi's is called Jxmtroduction.
"Mines [is] a double entendre," Jxmmi said about his solo record's name when the event's host, Power 105.1's EmEz, asked about its meaning. "It's a Jxmtro... It's the introduction to Jxm and it's the introduction to Tupelo. I'm from Tupelo. Sremmlife."
When Ez asked the two why they decided to have three parts for their new album, Swae added: "It was just something that had never been done before, by a duo. So, we just had to do something new."
Swae added about his solo record: "I was just taking them [fans] into a walk in my life. You know, just giving some good vibes. You take your bae on a vacation. I got Swae. I'm taking them on a Swaecation. They coming with me."
Before SR3MM dropped, the duo released some songs that are featured on it. They include "CLOSE," "Powerglide," "Guatemala" and "Chanel." Some of the guests on the album are fellow music heavy hitters like Young Thug, Travis Scott, The Weeknd, Future, Juicy J, and more. So yeah, SR3MM is flames.
Elsewhere in the conversation with Ez, Rae Sremmurd added that they wanted to go to college one day in the very near future. Jxmmi wants to get a business degree, while Swae might be undecided at the moment. "I'm focusing. No distractions," Swae said about his future college enrollment. "I'm there to learn." He added: "Knowledge is power. I just want to get the most knowledge." Facts.
Here's to much success for Rae Sremmurd's new SR3MM album. It's jam-packed with hits and we know you'll love it from the very first spin. You can cop it here.
Watch Rae Sremmurd perform "Powerglide," "Guatemala," and "Chanel" live at their iHeartRadio Album Release Party below.
Photos: Seher Sikandar for iHeartRadio