Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi proved Rae Sremmurd had more to offer beyond a few party songs when they dropped their debut album SremmLife in 2014. Whether they were dropping back to back hits, penning a woke bop for Beyonce or making headlines with their rage-filled concerts, Rae Sremmurd have easily become of the most exciting hip hop acts to watch and I was excited to hear their progression on their sophomore effort SremmLife 2. The high energy sequel isn’t lacking with bangers and potential singles. Whether it be the Kodak Black featured “Real Chill” or the twerk inducing “Shake It Fast”, these songs were made to be the background music to some epic nights.
But I want to focus on one song that got my ears attention and haven’t let them go since I took my first listen of the album. “Black Beatles” is easily my favorite track off SremmLife 2 and it deserves single treatment before the summer comes to an end. Swae and Jxmmi are aiming for legendary status comparing themselves to the iconic rock band The Beatles and dropping satisfying bars in the process. My favorite lines come from Swae with the first verse,
“I’m a fuckin black Beatle, cream seats in the Regal / Rockin John Lennon lenses like to see ‘em spread eagle / Took a bitch to the club and let her party on the table / Screamin’ “everybody’s famous” / Like clockwork / I blow it all / And get some more / Get you somebody that can do both / Black Beatles got the babes belly rolling / She think she love me / I think she trollin’.”
Whenever I hear Swae kill that flow with ease, I can’t help but love the Mike Will Made It and DJ Mustard produced banger even more. Gucci Mane comes through with another dope verse, wasting no time since being released from prison and Jxmmi closes the song with some boastful yet solid lines of his own. Rae Sremmurd definitely topped their debut with SremmLife 2 and I hope “Black Beatles” gets some well deserved love. I feel like most of the singles for this latest album had a lukewarm response compared to certified smashes like”No Type” and “Throw Some Mo” but the always turnt brothers are here to stay and I have no doubt there will be more fire to come.
What do you think of “Black Beatles”? Let me know in the comments!
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