SremmLife 3 is looking like it's about to be a pretty lengthy project, according to Mike Will Made-It.
On the Grammys red carpet Sunday night, the producer told Pitchfork that the brothers' next release would be a triple-disc record that would include solo tracks from Slim Jxmmi and Swae Lee. “We got the Swae Lee, Swaecation, Jxmmi's Jxmtroduction, and then the Rae Sremmurd side,” Mike Will said. The actual collaborative portion of the album is yet to be officially named, according to Mike Will, but the very on-brand title Sremmin' is supposedly in the running.
The pair have already proved themselves to be hit-makers—2015's “Throw Sum Mo,” 2016's “Black Beatles,” and most recently, this year's “Unforgettable”—and Swae Lee has confirmed that their latest release will have “the hottest music on the fucking planet” (“the planet…the whole planet”) so it looks like we're in for a massive addition to the rap duo's legacy.
They're not stressing over any Grammy snubs either. In a tweet, Swae Lee stated he's got “15 more on my new album.” Whichever disc these “15” end up on, with Rae Sremmurd's impressive track record, there's no doubt SremmLife 3 will be one of the hottest releases of the new year.
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It may still be winter, but it looks like it's time for a Swaecation.
Swae Lee is breaking out from his brotherly duo Rae Sremmurd momentarily to give fans his first solo project. On Twitter the 24-year-old rapper/singer announced that 2018 will be the year of Swae Lee with Swaecation Vol. 1, alongside Rae Sremmurd’s highly-anticipated next album SremmLife 3.When a fan asked how soon we could expect a project full of melodic hooks and R&B flavors, Swae responded “definitely in like less than a month confirmed.”
Of course Swae is no stranger to working without his brother Slim Jxmmi. The singer has lent his melodious vocals to many collaborators including French Montana, Ty Dolla Sign, and Trippie Redd.
This new project, however, does not signal steps toward the end of one of the most successful sibling duos of all time. On the contrary, it looks like they're just getting started. SremmLife 3 is on the way, and in a new documentary about the group, Mike WiLL Made-It said “Sremm, they're ready to be in movies, they're ready to be in commercials, they're ready to be models.”
There's no word yet on what collabs, if any, will be on Swae's upcoming project or what kind of sounds we can expect, but we'll take this little piece of advice from the artist himself and stay optimistic that good things are coming our way.
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Swae Lee allegedly posted a brief sex tape on Instagram late Monday night, then deleted it. According to a PHH report spotted by XXL on Tuesday, the Rae Sremmurd member wiped the alleged clip from his Instagram account roughly 30 minutes after uploading it.
The video, which we won't link to here for reasons that should be obvious, allegedly shows Swae Lee having sex with an unknown woman in a white tank top. Though neither party's face appears in ripped versions of the alleged clip, the cameraperson can—according to HotNewHipHop—be “identified as Swae by the tattoos on his right forearm and hand.” At the time of this article's publication, Swae has not publicly commented on the alleged clip.
At any rate, 2017 is shaping up to be a very Sremmurd year. Days after releasing the golf turn-up video for their SremmLife 2 deluxe edition single “Swang,” the duo was announced as special guests on The Weekend's forthcoming Legend of the Fall tour. The tour, in promotion of The Weeknd's Billboard-topping Starboy album, is set to kick off next month:
Rae Sremmurd talked with the Guardian's Kate Hutchinson in January about their recent successes, outlining their party-first ethos. “Young people wanna rage, that's what we wanna do,” Slim Jxmmi said. “We wanna bang our heads against the TV. We wanna bang our heads against the wall. We want to stomp through the floor.”
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