Rae Sremmurd, ‘Perplexing Pegasus’ | Track Review
Rae Sremmurd returns with a uniquely-titled single, “Perplexing Pegasus.” As distinct as the title is, the single is more flex-fest than innovative spirit.
Rae Sremmurd have had a big year. “Black Beatles,” featuring Gucci Mane, gave the duo their first no. 1 hit. Honestly, the record sort of revived Sremmlife 2, which seemed as if it wouldn’t perform well on the charts. Now, Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi return with a most perplexing new single, “Perplexing Pegasus.”
First things first, let’s analyze the song title. If something is perplexing, it’s puzzling or confusing. Pegasus, on the other hand, is a famous flying horse from Greek Mythology. So, put the two together, and Rae Sremmurd have a confusing flying horse. What! Of course, that makes no sense. But the chorus makes the listener make the assumption Pegasus is a sick, foreign ride that Rae Sremmurd flex, along with the other material things.
“Jump in the Pegasus / All kinda reckless the necklace / All kinda reckless I flexed it / K-keep the change, yeah you heard me correctly / If she sleek and foreign, call her Lexus / Every week a foreign, I just check her wishlist / Only think I’m here for is perplexin’ / Caterpillar whip and I lowered it.”
Read into “Perplexing Pegasus,” and it’s all about the love of flex. Slim Jxmmi is concerned about women, weed, and money on the first verse. Swae, who handles the aforementioned chorus, and the second verse, continues the flex fest. He references an Aston Martin and of course the Pegasus once more.
“N*ggas cannot stop me, told ‘em just to face it / Aston sittin’ low (lower), damn I scraped it / She like, ‘spread your wings, ‘cause it’s the Pegasus,’ I’m like, ‘I might go and take the spot, because of negligence.’”
So, is “Perplexing Pegasus” merely perplexing, good, or bad? Ultimately, it’s not bad, but “Black Beatles” it ain’t. This is another well-produced Rae Sremmurd joint, and after the perplexing title, it’s clear that the duo is flexing. Therefore, the title itself doesn’t make this brand-new or innovative. It’s okay, but not the second coming. Definitely not as awe-inspiring as the Pegasus or the foreigns they seem to worship.