The Brothers Sremm talk about the legend.
Rae Sremmurd sat down with Montreality to share their favorite things in life across several topics. On top of holding forth on cartoons, food and their ideas of utopia, the “Swang” rappers explained the effect that Lil Wayne had on their lives.
“Man, Lil Wayne is one of my favorite artists for real, he made me appreciate lyrics,” said Slim Jimmy. “It was just tight the way he rapped, he knew how to swag over a track and say something at the same time, and his lyrics were always off the chain.”
To demonstrate Jimmy raps a few lines from his remix of “Upgrade U” on Da Drought 3:
Sittin’ in the coupe, lookin’ like a racer
Top peeled back like the skin of a potato
Seat way back, listenin’ to Anita Baker
Ridin’ by myself, smokin’ weed by the acre
He added that Lil Wayne gave him confidence as a short dude. “Lil Wayne let me know that I could be the sh*t as a lil n*gga,” he said in an archival clip. “This n*gga let me know lil n*ggas is the sh*t if they got confidence. I been short all my life.’o”
Swag Lee didn’t give much of an answer, but he did rap a bit of “I’m Me.”
Swae was more vocal on the questions about what his utopia would look like and what he plans to do when he’s 86-years-old. Lee described a plot of land that he’d purchased and wanted to plant trees on.
“When I’m 86 they’re gonna be full grown trees. It’s gonna be my forest that I own,” he said. “My dreads are going to be long and gray. I’m gonna still get them braided nice and clean…I’ll just have that old swag.”
Jimmy had a different vision. “86-years-old where I’m at?” he said. “I’m Dr. Dre, don’t nobody know where I’m at, everyone just know I’m rich, that’s it. Goals, you know what I’m saying.”
The pair also diverged on their messages to young people. Lee spread a message of optimism while Jimmy said something more practical. “Wear condoms, that’s one of the messages we have,” he said. “Because STDs, those aren’t cool, and babies at a young age those are really hard to deal with. AIDS, and all that type of sh*t – that’s not fun.”
Maybe Jimmy’s talking so much because he wants to reverse all the ill will he got over firing his driver on Snapchat. In spite of their message of positivity and their buoyant music, the mean-spirited move lead a lot of fans to call the group out on social media.
Watch the Interview
Check out the interview up top to hear the pair talk about their country-as-hell last meals and their favorite cartoons. There’s also a great moment where they geek out on Dragon Ball Z and talk about the fusion dance. Give it a watch.
What do you think? Is Jimmy as big a fan of Wayne as he seems to be? Are their choices for cartoons on point? What about their meals?
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