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Rae Sremmurd at HARD Summer 8/5/17 @ Glen Helen Amphitheater. Photo by Justin James (@JustnJames_) for www.BlurredCulture.com.
Rae Sremmurd at HARD Summer 8/5/17 @ Glen Helen Amphitheater. Photo by Justin James (@JustnJames_) for www.BlurredCulture.com.


San Bernardino, CA- Fraternal brothers Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi, known as the hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd, definitely know to party. Playing banger after banger, Sremmurd had everyone at the HARD stage lit. With their first two albums, “SremmLife” and “SremmLife 2,” both released within the past couple years, the hip hop duo has risen to the top of the hot new hip-hop list. Rae Sremmurd knows how to keep it simple yet exciting, frequently blessed by producer Mike Will Made It who has produced several hit singles, such as “Pour It Up” by Rihanna, “Formation” by Beyoncé, and “Humble” by Kendrick Lamar, and of course, many more.

Opening with one of their biggest hits “Come Get Her”, the packed floor at the main stage erupted with instant energy that impressively intensified when the platinum-certified banger “Throw Some Mo” immediately followed. While performing “Come Get Her” they had several ladies brought up on stage from the crowd during the performance. As soon as the song came to an end security immediately kicked all the girls off stage while everyone booed at security. Even both Swae and Slim were annoyed by what happened. But that didn’t stop the party from raging on.

Between the two brothers, Lee possesses the most charisma. He’s the one delivering the awesome hooks on big hitters like “Swang” and the lively “Come Get Her.” At one point Lee danced across the stage getting everyone hyped for the song “Real Chill” ft Kodak Black, telling everyone in the audience to get something in their hand. He said, “It can be a shirt, a goddamn hat, an empty cup, a scarf, it can even be your bra and panties ladies.” As soon as the beat drop, hundreds of items were being thrown up in the air making everyone hyped.

Rae Sremmurd then closed out their set with two songs that captured their party-hard outlook. The first being one of their most popular songs, “Black Beatles” which is perhaps best known for spawning the iconic #mannequinchallenge that took over the internet for some time followed by their newest infectious track “Unforgettable.” As they finished off their set, I heard one guy behind me say “this was hands down my favorite set today. Everyone was so turnt!”

I’ve been to hundreds of hip-hop concerts in the past, and seeing Rae Sremmurd live was one of my favorites. The energy that was felt at HARD Summer that night was unmatched, and it’s hard to make any type of comparison to anything because it was such a unique and exciting show. Bottom line is that Rae Sremmurd was many people’s favorites including mine!

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