Rae Sremmurd drops triple album ‘SR3MM


Cover for the new Rae Sremmurd album

Mississippi brothers Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi dropped their first album since the release of SremmLife 2 on May 3. Famous for their song “Black Beatles,” the hip-hop duo’s new album titled SR3MM is actually unlike others. It’s a triple album, meaning it consists of three albums in one. With 27 tracks total, each album comprises nine songs. One album is of both brothers together, titled “SR3MM”. Another is a solo album by Slim Jxmmi titled “Jxmtro,” and the last one is a solo album by Swae Lee called “Swaecation.”

SR3MM includes already-released songs like “Close” featuring Travis Scott and “Powerglide” featuring Juicy J, as well as new hits like “42” and “Up in My Cocina.” Fans view the new album as the duo’s “reintroduction” into music since the three-way approach gives listeners a chance to get a taste of the brothers’ musical style individually and collaboratively.

Rae Sremmurd’s producer Mike Will Made-It said that the brothers are like yin and yang and you can see it through the album. “I ain’t never seen that before,” the producer said during an interview with Rolling Stone. “There’s somebody who’s done it, but nobody in our day and age and our field will put out a triple disc.”

Since the idea of a triple album is pretty foreign, upon the release the brothers have gotten comments on Twitter from confused fans. Swae Lee responded to a fan that tweeted “Is anyone else confused by the new Rae Sremmurd album how there are three sets?” by tweeting back “No! Some are still confused, there’s three sides on the album, it’s not that complex.”

Aside from the unique format of the album, tracks like “Rock N Roll Hall of Fame” and “Buckets” are new additions to their popular hits. My favorite track from the album is “Close.” Swae Lee’s main line in the song is “ You’re too C-L-O-S-E to me,” which he uses to refer to a clingy girlfriend he used to have. Though Travis Scott’s parts in the song are made up of auto-tuned vocals, the song has a groovy flow that makes it both catchy and upbeat.

Another great track is “Guatemala,” which has a similar sound to French Montana’s 2017 single “Unforgettable.” Swae Lee actually admitted that since his collaboration with French Montana, he wanted this track to sound like the “part two” of “Unforgettable.” With the same groovy beat, this track is one of the most popular off of the album.

The album is currently in the top ten albums chart on iTunes and is continuing to gain popularity.