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    Genre:Hip-Hop, Rap
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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    California lyrics
    2You Could Be My Girl lyrics
    3Parachute lyrics
    4Livin' It Up lyrics
    5Wasted lyrics
    6Roamin' lyrics
    7Dance In The Sand lyrics
    8Heart And Soul lyrics
    9Scrooge Mcduck lyrics
    10Perfect For Me lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Shwayzed And Confused [2012]
    2The W's [2011]
    3Shwayze [2008]
    4Island In The Sun [2011]
    5W.E.E.D. [2012]
    6Let It Beat [2009]


    Although that terrible Jamie Kennedy movie Malibu's Most Wanted posited that the beachside Los Angeles suburb is so upperclass and lily white that the only rappers it can produce are rich teenagers fronting gangsta poses, real life Malibu resident Shwayze begs to differ. He's in touch enough with movie culture that his handle is a corruption of the surname of the star of Dirty Dancing and Roadhouse, and his musical mentor is Cisco Adler, son of multimillionaire record producer Lou Adler most notorious for a hugely unflattering nude photo widely circulated on the internet while Adler was dating TV star Mischa Barton, as well as a stint on a shortlived VH1 reality series, The Rock Life. However, despite this intimate connection with a secondgeneration nepotist more known for his connections than his talent, Shwayze claims to have grown up in a comparatively tough trailer park in one of Malibu's less prosperous neighborhoods. Born Aaron Smith in 1986, legend has it Shwayze was working as an assistant to his handyman grandfather in 2005 when he began an impromptu onstage freestyle with a friend, drummer Alex Orbison, prior to a local gig by Orbison's band Whitestarr.
    Adler, Whitestarr's singer/songwriter, was impressed enough with the young rapper that he started collaborating with him. Cowriting the songs with Adler producing, the duo came up with a mellow, largely acoustic sound akin to a hiphop Jack Johnson, far removed from the glammy southern rock revivalism of Adler's own band. Shwayze signed to Geffen Records in 2007 and his selftitled debut album was released the following year, preceded by the single "Don't Be Shy" and followed by a stint on the 2008 Vans Warped tour.

    - Stewart Mason, All Music Guide

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