Rae Sremmurd, ‘T’d Up’ | Track Review
Southern rap duo Rae Sremmurd returns with infectious banger “T’d Up,” produced by the ubiquitous Metro Boomin.
Rae Sremmurd are everywhere, especially Swae Lee. Despite the fact that they didn’t release an album in 2017, the duo remained busy, including single “Perplexing Pegasus.” Back on the grind in 2018, Swae and Slim Jxmmi return with single “T’d Up.”
“T’d Up” commences with an intro that includes the signature Future shout out to ubiquitous producing sensation, Metro Boomin. The production is anchored by a hard-nosed beat, while the synths are a bit cooler. Even so, in regards to sound, “T’d Up” is jam-packed with energy and intensity. Following the intro, Swae Lee drops a catchy hook. Naturally, it’s the centerpiece of the record.
“I’m T’d up / I didn’t see no speedbump / I T’d off / Dropped the top and screeched off / They-they ticked off / They ticked off / We T’d up / I T’d up (woo, woo).”
After dropping bars on the hook, Swae follows up with a verse. Notably, he sounds ‘harder’ than usual.
“Bring in them hundreds, end of discussion (crush it) / Bad chick blushin’, turbo bustin’ (giddy up, giddy up.”
He later drops the third and final verse, once more blessing the track with his appealing, sick flow. Slim Jxmmi gets a limited role, arriving solely on the second verse. Regardless, his flow is agile, and he’s chocked-full of swagger.
“Yeah countin’ money, not sheep (no sleep) / Took off and the paint KD (yeah), now clap for the MVP (Sremm, Sremm).”
For both rappers, the ends of their verses stand out – the flows in particular.
So, how does “T’d Up” stack up? While this isn’t a deep record, it’s a fun banger that ‘goes hard.’ Rae Sremmurd are certainly in better form compared to the likes of “Swang.” Compared to a more recent example, “Perplexing Pegasus,” this is certainly a rank-up.