There's not really a better duo than the vibrant and seemingly perma-youthful boys of Rae Sremmurd to help usher you into a new school year with their sophomore album, SremmLife 2. While it was originally intended to be a mid-summer release, it feels very appropriate as a soon-to-be fall release, and it'll likely take you through many a high school/college party. 

We caught up with Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmy during some momentary downtime out in Los Angeles, a couple of weeks prior to the album release. What we determined: their music is basically a direct reflection of themselves. They balance each other out, playing off each other's spontaneity, giving fans music that is bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, unencumbered and refreshing.

In our cover story, Trevor Smith speaks to the boys about the positive vibe their music puts out, and how this transcends to their shows, and everything they do-- they way they look at life. They sound like the least judgmental dudes of all time, something that's probably conveyed in their music too. 

You'll get to read the story at Noon EST. Check out the behind-the-scenes from their photo shoot below (once again with LA-based photographer Emilio Sanchez), in the meantime.

UPDATE: Check out the cover story here.