Hollywood Socialite Cisco Adler Teams Up with “the Only Black Kid in Malibu” to Create Shwayze! Rocker and Socialite Cisco Adler and His Buddy Shwayze Dabble in Beachy, Folky Hip-Hop as the Group Shwayze
Shwayze – All Three
The self-professed “only black kid in Malibu,” Shwayze, has big plans. As the 22-year-old protege of Cisco Adler, Shwayze is determined to live the dream he’s always set out for himself through his music.
A melting-pot of laid-back melodies, hip-hop rhythms and acoustic guitars, Shwayze’s upcoming self-titled debut [Suretone/Geffen Records] pays homage to an all-day-and-into-the-night party lifestyle colored by the rolling tides of his hometown beaches and the rolling papers that flavor the proceedings. Collaborating with Shwayze, Adler co-wrote all of the songs on the album, producing and providing backing vocals along the way. The result? The soundtrack to your upcoming summertime soiree in the sand.
“Buzzin'” splashes Cisco’s roots-rock acoustic-guitar and vocal tapestry with Shwayze’s cooler-than-a-sea-breeze hip-hop delivery. Says the rapper: “It’s a new West Coast sound – it’s Callfornia chill, West Coast stoner music.” Case in point? “Don’t Be Shy.” “It’s about Malibu being like an endless summer. Cisco came up with the hook and I came up with the verses about a couple of chicks I was into. It’s about wanting summer to come back, waiting for the sun, and kicking it on the beach.”
Give “Buzzin'” and “Don’t Be Shy” a listen and let me know if you might be able to post the streams on the page. I’d love to know what you think!