“Black Beatles” is a song by American hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd. It was released on September 13, 2016 by EarDrummers and Interscope Records as the third single from their second studio album SremmLife 2. The song features guest vocals from American rapper Gucci Mane and is produced by Mike Will Made It.
Following viral exposure, due in large part to its role in the Mannequin Challenge trend, it became both Rae Sremmurd’s and Gucci Mane’s first number-one single on both the US Billboard Hot 100 and the New Zealand Official New Zealand Music Chart as well as their first top ten appearances in countries such as Australia, Canada, and the UK.
The song was one of the last tracks recorded for SremmLife 2 and was a major reason for the album’s delay from its planned June release date. Musically, “Black Beatles” is a hip hop and trap song with lo-fi production.