BY: MICHELLE RUGGIERO
Rae Sremmurd is an up-and-coming hip-hop duo from Tupelo, Mississippi, composed of two brothers, Swae Lee, 19, and Slim Jimmy, 21. They performed at the OC Observatory on Jan. 26 and are best known for their hit singles, “No Flex Zone” and “No Type.” The line outside the venue wrapped around the building overflowing into the main street. “We were way back in the line and it wasn’t moving. I saw security wasn’t on their game so me and my homies cut the line,” said concert goer, Bruce Ross.
The duo was scheduled to perform at 11 p.m. but didn’t turn up the crowd with their high energy until about 1 a.m. The late show managed to be sold out by the end of the night.
A fan since day one drove from San Diego to see them for the first time. “People were moshing in the pit, fights broke out, they literally had the crowd rockin’,” Demonte Fagan said.
They recently did a pop-up show in Los Angeles and Andre Mitchell experienced it first hand. “Their energy was lit,” Mitchell said. “They have this real young dope energy about them that gets everyone to vibe with them.”
Rae Sremmurd released their debut album in January 2015 called “SremmLife” and is available on iTunes.