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Rae Sremmurd Preps For 'SR3MM' By Unleashing Three New Singles

Rae Sremmurd looks to swing the momentum of the year in their directions with three new singles.

The dynamite duo, Rae Sremmurd, are looking to swing the momentum of the year in their directions by unleashing three new singles, “Powerglide,” “Hurt To Look,” and “Brxnks Truck.” Ever since their introduction, the Mississippi-based rap group has been on an overwhelming streak of success. But from their 2015 radio-friendly Sremmlife to the cult favorite that is “Black Beatles,” fans have witnessed Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi’s growth as both individual artists and as a collective. Because of this, Rae Sremmurd announced that they will use 2018 to not only release their third album, SR3MM, but to also premiere their debut solo projects, Swae’s Swaecation and Jxmmi’s Jxmtroduction.

And with the three singles they dropped today ("Hurt to Look," "Brxnks Truck" and "Powerglide") hip-hop is getting its first official taste of how the Eardrumma signees will coordinate their three-pronged attack. For SR3MM cut “Powerglide,” the group’s boss, Mike Will Made, keeps in tune with smash singles like “No Limit” and “Plain Jane” by sampling the classic Memphis collective Three 6 Mafia for the instrumental. He keeps it current by bending their song “Side 2 Side” into a beat that feels at home as the trapped out intro for Need For Speed. In addition to sampling Three 6 Mafia, Rae Sremmurd chose enlists trippy veteran and one of Three 6’s founding members, Juicy J, to be featured on the single.

While “Powerglide” is reminiscent of the bangers we are used to hearing from Rae Sremmurd, it’s the solo tracks that accompany this hit where we see the direction of the duo’s separate projects. On “Hurt to Look,” Swae Lee adds his pop personality and crossover potential to an island-infused vibe. Aversely, Slim Jxmmi’s “Brxnks Truck” deepens him into the core of Southern Trap, as the song is equipped with bass-heavy production that can only be described as "infectiously dark."

Through these three songs, fans can gather that both Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi have matured past their youthful, Vine-themed, first album to a point where they are ready to explore their separate creative paths. With "Hurt to Look," "Brxnks Truck," and "Powerglide," Rae Sremmurd may be drawing inspiration from their ATLien forefathers as their new singles imply that they are preparing hip-hop for a more modern rendition of Outkast’s Speakerboxxx/The Love Below.

Listen To Rae Sremmurd's new singles below.

 

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TLC's Chilli Praises Cardi B For How She's Dealing With Offset Break Up

TLC's Chilli is sending love and light to Cardi B amid the rapper's recent break up with Offset. In a new interview with People, Chilli praised the rapper for handling her public situation much better than she handled her break up with Usher in 2003.

"I have gone through a public breakup, and it is not easy," Chilli, whose real name is Rozanda Thomas, said referring to her split from Usher. "When strangers know your business and want to chime in while you’re still dealing with the pain yourself, it’s difficult. Breakups are hard on anyone, but can you imagine if strangers knew your business? It’s rough."

Thomas also claimed that Cardi was "braver" than she was as she "just sort of shut down" when her two-year relationship to the R&B crooner ended. "I am proud of her for being strong and standing up for herself during a time that is obviously a very hurtful one," she continued. "She has a strong sense of self. That’s why fans have connected with her this way. She talks about her highs and lows; she is fearless."

Later in the interview, Chilli suggested that she would be open to working with Cardi on new music. "I don’t usually like to collaborate with females, and the reason why is because of Lisa," she added. "That is just a little weird for me, personally. But I think with Cardi B, she is an exception to the rule. TLC and Cardi B all day long. We’ve gotten a lot of love from Cardi. It’s really an honor."

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Childish Gambino Reveals Father's Death During Concert Tribute

Childish Gambino wrapped his This Is America Tour in Los Angeles on Monday (Dec. 17) with a special tribute to his father, Donald Glover Sr. The multi-talented artist revealed that his dad passed away a couple of weeks ago, and commemorated his life by previewing a new single.

"I lost my father a couple weeks ago," he announced in a video that was posted on Reddit. "I wanted to play him some of the new songs, but he didn't want to hear them, because he was like, 'I know they're going to be great.'"

He added: "I'm not saying that to talk about music — I say that to talk about trust. That's what love is. I hope you guys get to feel that kind of love."

He later previewed one of the songs he wanted to share with his dad, as seen in a video a fan posted on Twitter. The song sounds like an uptempo tune with heavy horn instrumentals.

The announcement comes shortly after Gambino returned to the stage after suffering from a foot injury. Ahead of the tour, the "Feels Like Summer" rapper also announced that his next album would be his last project under the moniker Childish Gambino. It's unclear if the new track will appear on the final album.

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Eve Says Her Record Label Had Trepidation About 2001 Gwen Stefani Collaboration

In 2001, Philly rapper Eve finally earned her breakthrough hit on the pop charts with "Let Me Blow Ya Mind," a bouncy hip-hop collaboration with No Doubt's lead vocalist Gwen Stefani. However, E-V-E revealed on CBS' The Talk that her record label at the time had doubts regarding Stefani's feature.

On Monday (Dec. 17), Stefani appeared on the show. Sharon Osbourne asked co-host Eve what she remembers from their first musical encounter 17 years ago to which Eve said, "I just loved Gwen. I was a huge fan, and I was like this is gonna work. Although, the label didn't think it would work."

Stefani responded, "Really? I thought it was the opposite. I thought they said, 'You need to have her on the record.' " Eve continued stating that she had to "fight" for Stefani and was "happy it happened."

 

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In 2002, just a month after the Dr. Dre-produced song took home the Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, Eve knew the duet was meant to be, telling VIBE, "Gwen and I had an instant connection both artistically and spiritually. We could have been sisters in another life."

"Let Me Blow Ya Mind" became one of many songs to enter the music industry stratosphere in the 2000s where black R&B/hip-hop stars worked with white pop/rock acts that would eventually expand each other's demographic.

Despite the song's success, it wouldn't be the last time the two artists worked together. Eve was featured on Stefani's top 10 hit "Rich Girl" in 2004 off her debut multi-platinum-selling solo album Love. Angel. Music. Baby., and served as her opening act on Stefani's This Is What the Truth Feels Like Tour 12 years later.

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