Rae Sremmurd Performs at Tide Tipoff Event [VIDEOS]
The Alabama men's and women's basketball teams held their Tide Tipoff Tuesday night, featuring an array of basketball-related events for an hour in front of nearly 7,500 fans.
And while the event was thought to be successful by both coaches Avery Johnson and Kristy Curry, their teams may not have even been the main attraction at Coleman Coliseum.
Immediately following the conclusion of the basketball portion of the event, Rae Sremmurd, a hip hop duo based out of Atlanta, performed in front of the crowd.
Described as hip hop's hottest duo in a Rolling Stone article this past January, the group played six of its songs: "Come Get Her", "My X," "No Flex Zone," "No Type," Throw Sum Mo" and "This Could Be Us" to the delight of fans and the teams alike.
Still on the floor while the duo performed, both the men's and women's basketball players danced along to the music, occasionally with the performers themselves. Even men's coach Avery Johnson danced at some points.
Rae Sremmurd, whose name derives from its label EarDrummers spelled backwards, is made up of brothers Khalif "Swae Lee" Brown and Aaquil "Slim Jimmy" Brown. Though born in California, the brothers, aged 20 and 21, were raised in Tupelo, Mississippi.
In January, they released their debut album "SremmLife." They are already working on their second album, titled "SremmLife 2."
The group is best known for its single, "No Flex Zone," which Bryant-Denny Stadium often plays over its loudspeakers during football games.
The Alabama men's basketball team selected Rae Sremmurd as its pick to perform at the event. Sophomore guard Justin Coleman said on Oct. 15 following the team's open practice that rap artist Future, who was his personal preference, was another name on the team's list.