Rae Sremmurd: Hometown Heroes

Monday, January 5, 2015


Today, I decided to jump on the pop culture bandwagon for a minute. 

I decided to talk about Rae Sremmurd because, well, they're the biggest thing to come out of Mississippi right now. "No Flex Zone," "No Type".....that's them! If you haven't heard those songs, you're living under the biggest rock in the world, and you really need to come out from under it!

Anyway, I'm sure you're still wondering what made me decide to join in on the conversation about these two. Well, because they're from Tupelo,MS - a large city compared to my super small town of Pontotoc, which so happens to be about 30 minutes away. Usually, Tupelo is only known for being the birthplace of The King of Rock 'N Roll, Elvis Presley, but Rae Sremmurd came in and brought new attention to the area.

So basically they're my, along with a bunch of other 13-25 year old southern kids', hometown heroes.

No, I'm not from the same town they are. No, we did not go to high school together. No, I never was best friends with or dated their cousin's sister's brother's baby mama's nephew. I'm not even gonna say that I partied with them when they came back home for the holidays - because I didn't; I'm not that cool. I'm not gonna try to make up any elaborate story about how well I know them or how I met them randomly, therefore it's as if I know them. I'm not that desperate for views, LOL.

I don't know anything about these guys whatsoever, other than the fact that they are two young men from a town in the South and, with hard work and dedication to their craft, wound up making the whole state proud. They have proven to other young people that it is very possible to live in the South and pursue their dreams successfully. I'm not sure if they realize it, but they have given hope back to the young people of Mississippi.

We are so used to being told that we are the fattest, dumbest, most likely to be teen parents, and basically....most likely to fail. It's refreshing to finally see someone prove the world wrong for once.

So, in conclusion, Khalif and Aaquil, I applaud you and wish you guys all the best. No matter what, you have already put Tupelo back on the map and made us all proud. God bless.


30 comments :

  1. This is great! They sound pretty entertaining I haven't ever heard of them before. But, I'm in Canada so that doesn't mean much! I'm under a huge rock up here! I will check them out!

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  2. I'm crawling out from under my rock here, having never heard of these guys, but props to them for working hard and attaining goals. Those are fabulous things, no matter where you're from!

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  3. I hadn't heard of them before, what an inspirational story!

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  4. I'm definitely going to check them out! Just like Jeanine above ^^ I'm also from Canada so we're always the last to find out about cool new musicians LOL

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  5. Oh I think I need to crawl out from under the rock as well, I have never heard of them. I'll have to check them out.

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  6. Great post, Good Luck to them:)

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  7. I haven't heard of them before. I will have to check them out more because they sound interesting.

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  8. I never knew there name heard of the songs because I have a 16 and 17 year though I do not listen to what they listen to I still make sure that am aware of what my children are into. thanks im sure my kids thank you too so I want have to keep asking them the same question "who is this"

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  9. Love these songs - so cool to learn more about them!

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  10. Interesting read...new to me! I like to read about new people!

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  11. I have no idea who they are but they seem pretty good.

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  12. Wishing them the best of luck! Always good to read about new people. Thank you.

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  13. Good Stuff! Nice to hear such a success story coming out of a small town!!

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  14. I will have to check them out!!

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  15. I have never heard of them maybe my older children have , I'll ask them. I'll go check them out.

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  16. I'm not sure if I've heard them before, but I bet I have. They sound fun!

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  17. I've never heard of them. I'm going to check them out :)

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  18. No idea who they are but off to Google the boys :-)

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  19. I have never heard of these guys! Thanks for putting us in the know. I will have to check them out.

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  20. Aww, beautiful piece! I'm also from Mississippi. My mom's side of the family originally hails from Oxford, but my extended family happen to be in Heidelberg and Ellisville now. Love this! Peace! :)

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  21. i have never heard of them before - they sound like fun guys!

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  22. I'm jumping on the never heard of them bandwagon, but I'm not good at staying current these days! They sound great!

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  23. Sounds great! I have never heard of them before, but it seems like a very inspirational story. Will have to check them out. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. I have never heard of them before. I gotta get out more often! Ha.

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  25. ok..I'll admit..I haven't heard of them either, but now you have me curious! I'm definitely going to look the up on YouTube!

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  26. Thanks for the article. I had no idea they were from Tupelo.

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  27. Lol it's okay! They're a fairly new group.

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  28. Thanks for reading! And yeah, they're from good 'ole Mississippi!

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  29. I'm glad to hear you're a fan!

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