In case you haven’t heard, Rae Sremmurd have just released a 27-track project, and while that sounds like wayyy too many songs for any artist, it’s essentially 3 albums in one as brothers Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi (Slim Jimmi) go the Outkast route and release separate but combined albums, but take it even a step further by still including the expected joint album. Slim Jxmmi is often considered the less talented one of the pair, but much like the pair of Andre 3000 and Big Boi, I think he’s just the more musically traditional of the pair, and that comes through in Jxmtro which is the closest in sound to what you’d traditionally expect from a Rae Sremmurd album. That’s not necessarily a bad thing as some of the production on here is absolutely KNOCKING, but in comparison to the rest of the offerings it doesn’t feel quite as exciting. 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.
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.
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.
Cardi B's debut isn't great by any stretch of the imagination but it's not that bad either. It's a more listenable project than I expected and has more than a few noteworthy moments. I guess what really makes it a decent project is that all of her best songs sound like a more than serviceable approximation of whatever artist she's feeling in that moment. They say the best artists steal, so in that sense she's more than on her way.
“Just touched down in the city and I’m feeling brand new Big diamonds on me, big ballin’ is my lifestyle My pockets so deep, I could prolly stuff a hunnid thou’ (woo) Baby, if you love me you gon’ hold it down (woo, woo) I’m on a money mission right now”
Have you heard Jxmtro? What’d you think about it? What do you think of Slim Jxmmi as a solo artist? How does Jxmtro compare to the other 2 albums?
Slim Jxmmi – Jxmtro
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.