Swae Lee

Swae Lee

Khalif Malikibnsham Brown (born June 7, 1993),[1] better known by his stage name Swae Lee is a recording artist, songwriter and record producer from Tupelo, Mississippi. He is one half of the Southern hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd with his brother Slim Jxmmi.


Khalif Malikibnsham Brown was born on June 7, 1995 in Inglewood, California.[2] He grew up in Tupelo, Mississippi, where he began making music with his brother Slim Jxmmi and local rapper Lil Pantz as "Dem Outta St8 Boyz". In 2013, he and Slim signed to Mike Will Made-It's label EarDrummers Entertainment as Rae Sremmurd. They have since released two studio albums under EarDrummers, SremmLife and SremmLife 2.

On August 12, 2016, Swae Lee announced that he was working on his debut solo album, Swaecation.[3]


Studio albums[edit]

  • Swaecation[3] (TBA)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Grammy Awards[edit]

The Grammy Awards are annual awards presented by The Recording Academy to recognize outstanding achievement in the mainly English-language music industry.

Year Nominee/work Award Result Ref.
2017 "Formation" (as songwriter) Song of the Year Nominated [4]

MTVU Woodie Awards[edit]

The MTVU Woodie Awards are semi-annual awards presented by MTVU which it states recognizes "the music voted best by college students."

Year Nominee/work Award Result Ref.
2017 Swae Lee Songwriter of the Year Nominated [5]

Soul Train Music Awards[edit]

The Soul Train Music Awards are annual awards to honor the best in Black music and entertainment.

Year Nominee/work Award Result Ref.
2016 "Formation" (as songwriter) The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter's Award Nominated [6]