Rae Sremmurd Take Over SXSW

Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi plus Mike Will Made-It

Rae Sremmurd, whose explosive South by Southwest appearance in 2014 precipitated the Tupelo rap duo’s rise to fame, returns to the festival Friday for a showcase that includes frequent collaborator Mike Will Made-It, producer of their chart-topping single “Black Beatles.”

Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd guesting with the Roots at SXSW 2017 (Photo by David Brenden Hall)

The reoccurring SXSW Takeover showcase loads at ACL Live at the Moody Theater, with a bill that stacks Trouble, EEARZ, Lil Rico, and more. SXSW Takeover, a 10-year-running showcase of rap at SXSW requires an RSVP to gain entry.

The Mississippi siblings, Slim Jxmmi and Swae Lee, arrive into Austin as hip-hop nation awaits their Sremmlife 3, or Sr3mm, expected to deliver three discs – solo albums from Jxmmi and Swae, plus a collaborative third side.

This will be the fifth straight year Rae Sremmurd storms SXSW. Here's their newly released video for single "Powerglide" featuring Juicy J of Three 6 Mafia:

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