If you were to look up the phrase ‘turn up’ you’d probably see a picture of Juicy J, Rae Sremmurd, and maybe a few others right there next to it, and I’ve been fine with associating them with that. But apparently they’re not fine with it, on Sr3mm they’re on a clear mission to show that they’re more than just a turn up and a good time. Unlike their previous 2 albums, this one isn’t lead by massive singles, in fact, as a whole it’s far more refined and subdued than anything we’ve gotten from them before. That’s not to say that there isn’t a good time to be had because they are still very much still all about having a good time and enjoying life, it’s just instead of the openly raucous nature of say “Throw Sum Mo”, it all plays in that hypnotic wave of say a “Black Beatles.” None of the production here ever hits that immense high but it shares in that ambitious and experimental nature. They’ve proven that they sound fine as solo artists but Sr3mm, while not musically as good as Swaecation and a bit better than Jxmtro,shows that they still sound at their best when feeding off of each other’s energy and what they both respectively bring to the table.
Swae Lee just solidified the claim that he's the most talented out of Rae Sremmurd with a project full of lush cruising music and pop/R&B experimentation that paid off far more than one might imagine. Out of all 3 offerings, "Swaecation" is by and far the real standout of the bunch.
I wasn't sure I'd want to hear an entire project of just Slim Jxmmi rapping but he proves that he's more than competent by today's standards, if not a bit repetitive. But who are we kidding, we don't come to Rae Sremmurd for the lyrics and artistry, we come for the turn up; and in that regards Jxmtro has the most to offer in terms of pure turn up out of the three.
If you would've told me that Rich The Kid's "The World Is Yours" would be a better project than "Culture II", I wouldn't have believed you, but that's exactly the case here, and while there's nothing revolutionary about the music he's putting out, it more than scratches that itch for good 'trap' music.
“I don’t need a Wraith to see the stars I look into the mirror, there they are No, I’m not Shawn Michaels but I’m breakin’ hearts And the way I’m living, it’s so Rated R Everyone ’round me fillin’ up they cup Smile for the camera, middle finger up”
Have you heard Sr3mm? What’d you think about it? Do you think they sound best together? How does this compare to the other 2 offerings? Let me know in the comments below and be sure to leave your own ratings and reactions for the album.
Rae Sremmurd – Sr3mm Reaction
Rae Sremmurd has proven that they sound fine as solo artists but "Sr3mm", while not musically as good as "Swaecation" and a bit better than "Jxmtro", shows that they still sound at their best when feeding off of each other's energy and what they both respectively bring to the table.