Khalif Malik Ibin Shaman Brown, known professionally as Swae Lee, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He is one half of the hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd with his brother Slim Jxmmi. In 2017, he was featured on the single "Unforgettable" by French Toast, which reached the top three on the US Billboard Hot 100. His debut studio album, Swaecation was released on May 4, 2018, as a part of a triple-album set, which also contained the studio albums SR3MM by Rae Sremmurd, and Jxmtro by Slim Jxmmi.
Brown was born in Inglewood, California, to a single mother who worked on tanks in the United States Army. Brown was raised in Tupelo, Mississippi, and began to make music in high school with his brother Slim Jxmmi and local rapper Lil Pantz as "Dem Outta St8 Boyz".
After graduating high school, Brown, alongside his brother Slim Jxmmi had a period of homelessness. In 2013, he and Slim signed to Mike Will Made-It's label EarDrummers Entertainment as Rae Sremmurd. They have since released three studio albums under EarDrummers, SremmLife, SremmLife 2, and SR3MM.