Rae Sremmurd are a rap duo from Tupelo, Mississippi, consisting of brothers Slim Jxmmy and Swae Lee. Their name is Ear Drummers backwards (Rae Stemmurd are signed to Mike Will Made It's Interscope imprint EarDrummers Entertainment) and it is pronounced 'Ray-Shrim-er.'
To flex is to show off. The brothers explained that the message behind this song is, "Don't hate on everybody else. Just be yourself."
This was the very first song that Mike Will Made It produced for Rae Sremmurd.
The song went from underground to a game changing track starting parties across the US, with remixes surfacing from the likes of Nicki Minaj, Pusha T, and Kid Ink.
Swae Lee pays homage to rap legend Kool Moe Dee when he spits "Kool Moe Dee, five chains on." He explained to The Source: "When I was writing the verse, I looked down and saw that I had my chains on. I decided to pay homage to one of the greats, you have too. You know, I paid homage to Kool Moe Dee and Mr. T, who really started this whole thing out."
The official remix was produced by Mike WiLL Made It and features new bars from the Rae Sremmurd pair, as well as verses from Nicki Minaj and Pusha T taken from their own remixes.