Rae Sremmurd is an American hip hop duo, composed of brothers; Swae Lee (born June 7, 1995) and Slim Jimmy (born December 29, 1993) from Tupelo, Mississippi. They are perhaps best known for their single « No Type », which charted at number 16 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. Similarly, their song « No Flex Zone » has peaked at number 36 on the Hot 100 in November 2014. They are based in Atlanta, Georgia. Their debut album SremmLife was released in 2015.
« Rae Sremmurd » is their home label, EarDrummers Entertainment spelled backwards.
Khalif Brown and Aaquil Brown grew up in Tupelo, Mississippi. According to an interview by Complex, at a point in their life they were homeless. As of 2014, the duo of brothers « Swae Lee » Khalif Brown and « Slim Jimmy » Aaquil Brown are riding high off the success of the Mike WiLL Made-It-produced track, and the few remixes thanks to Nicki Minaj and Pusha T, and other hit singles « No Type, » « Up Like Trump, » and « Throw Sum Mo » (featuring Nicki Minaj & Young Thug).
Before they became Rae Sremmurd, they were in a trio going by the name of « Dem Outta St8 Boyz » which used to upload videos to social media like YouTube and songs to Reverbnation, looking for recognition. They first became noticed by P-Nasty when his cousin had told him about them. P-Nasty had called them telling them he was interested in their music, and for them to make more music and get a video ready. Swae Lee had said, according to an article from Vice:
« P-Nasty had called us, he was like yo, drop what ya’ll doing we’re about to start doing this music real heavy. Drop what ya’ll doing and come to Atlanta. »
After months of recording and practicing, they went to Atlanta to produce their first song with Marz Of The Eardrummers called « I Dip », and later produced a second song called « We ». Neither of them received much attention.
Rae Sremmurd signed with Ear Drummers Entertainment on January 1st 2014.
On May 15, 2014, Rae Sremmurd released their single « No Flex Zone » which gained media attention after an official remix was done by Nicki Minaj and Pusha T. The single later became popular in the US Charts, raising to #36 on Billboard Hot 100. On September 17, 2014 they released their second single entitled « No Type » which rose to #16 on Billboard Hot 100.