written by Carla Bynum
The album starts in the best way imaginable with the song “Start A Party.” This is the perfect opener because Rae Sremmurd is known for their club bangers. This certainly is how you start a party.
The boys want listeners to know that their homies are the real deal and only smoke the best weed and have the baddest women around them on the track “Real Chill.” The song features Florida rapper Kodak Black.
The third single “Look Alive” is a standout on the album. They don’t want anyone to kill their vibe and they believe that they are far above their competition in the game. The song was released on April 14th.
Swae Lee, Slim Jxmmi, Mike WiLL Made-It, and Gucci Mane, who is featured on the following song, believe they are the “Black Beatles” because of their fame, excessive amounts of money, and the bad women they keep around them.
Juicy J is infamously known for making music to twerk to so it isn’t completely surprising that he is featured on a song called “Shake It Fast.”
When most think of party music, Lil Jon is perhaps the main person to come into mind. He is known for having some of the most turnt up parties and concerts so it is fitting that he is featured on the song “Set the Roof,” where Rae Sremmurd has the party so lit they set the roof on fire.
Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi reminisce on when they didn’t have anything and they were homeless on the next track. With the success they have had since signing a major record deal, they “Came a Long Way.”
Following a break up, the boys try to act nonchalant like they don’t miss their girls but they find it hard to keep her off their minds on the song “Now that I Know.”
On the song “Take it Or Leave It,” they acknowledge that they live a fast paced lifestyle and they want any woman interested in a relationship with them to know that they can either take their lifestyle or leave it.
Fun Fact: The song “Do Yoga,” a repetitive song about how their girls do yoga and get high, originally wasn’t included on the album but it was added after the album was postponed.
The album’s second single “Over Here” features their close friend Bobo Swae who is a member of the Sremm Life Crew. They want everyone to know they have bottles, world class bitches, and money.
“Swang” is a phrase that was popularized by West Side rapper E-40 about a certain way someone can drive their car. The song is about the way the boys drive their cars.
The album ends on a mellow note with the song “Just Like Us.” A girl they know criticizes their lifestyle and says they will never slow down but they compare her lifestyle with theirs and notes that she’s just like them.
Rae Sremmurd is known for their party music and catchy hooks and there is certainly no shortage of either on SremmLife 2.
Recommended Tracks: Look Alive, Black Beatles, Came a Long Way, Take it Or Love it