Rae Sremmurd Gave an Epic Performance at the iHeartRadio Music Festival
By December Savage-Brown
September 22, 2018
Rae Sremmurd gave an epic performance tonight (9/21) at the 2018 iHeart Radio Music Festival. The duo came out already on a hundred powering up the crowd with their contagious show. They, of course, played some of their original hits like, "No Type," "No Flex Zone," and "Black Beatles." The brothers then switched to a performance of their latest hits "Guatemala," and "Powerglide," from their new album SR3MM.
The triple powered up album features a usual project from the group Rae Sremmurd but also mixes in the brothers solo projects. Jxmmi's is titled Jxmtro and Swae Lee's is titled Swaecation. The track list includes a total of 27 songs, all which contributed to the album to debuting at number 6 on the US Billboard 200.
Much hype was built surrounding the album's release. Swae took to Twitter to calm the speculation on if there would, in fact, be solo projects.
⚖️⚖️⚖️— Swae Lee Lee Swae (@goSwaeLee) April 27, 2018
Our album SR3MM officially drops on 5/4
With side chapters 💽SwaeCation & 💽Jxmtroduction
In March, the brothers began dropping solo singles starting off with “Hurts to Look” and “Brxnks Truck.” True to form, Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi teamed up again to feature one another on their individual spearheaded projects, “Guatemala” and “Chanel,” and have teamed up for the songs “Close” and “Powerglide.”
Since exploding onto the music scene with their smash hit, “No Type,” the brother duo has made a constant stream of hits. Along the way, they’ve lined up an impressive list of connections looking to collaborate. SR3MM features a multitude of A-list names including Future, Travis Scott, Young Thug, The Weeknd, Zoe Kravitz, and Pharrell.
“All the songs crazy. All the songs different, but they all just like big songs,” Swae Lee said.
“We took almost a year off of just doing shows and features but we didn’t drop, focusing on Rae Sremmurd. We was just cooking up.”
Critics have frequently commented that Swae Lee is the main draw of the popular group. During an interview with The Breakfast Club, Charlamagne the god asked Slim Jxmmi his thoughts on the perception of the groups dynamic.
“We been in this group for over 10 years, bro. I've been hearing the same thing for many years," he said. "At first it kind of affected me but once you get past that little part... I'm not to go on Twitter on some "I'm about to kill myself," hell nah."
Slim Jxmmi then responded to the haters in a beautiful way: "At the end of the day, f**k you, sremm life, aye, srkt srkt, and then I'm gone."
Glad to see that haters haven’t affected the relationship between the two. Both of their talents are equally held up on this album and we’re loving it.
If you missed any of this year's iHeartRadio Music Festival, we've got you covered! Fans can re-live all of the best moments from the unforgettable weekend by tuning into a two-night television special, exclusively on The CW, on October 7th and October 8th from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET/PT.
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