Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Shwayze (born Aaron Smith in 1986) is an alternative hip hop artist from Malibu, California. The rapper's stage name is a variation of the name of actor Patrick Swayze. Shwayze is one rapper, one producer, a couple of their friends crashing on their couches, a few chicks in bikinis, and as much of a good time as you can fit in one of those massive Igloo coolers. And no, this isn’t one of those “a rabbi, a priest, and a monk walk into a bar jokes.” Just stay with us…
His single "Buzzin'", featuring Cisco Adler, reached the Billboard Hot 100 in the US. His first album is expected for release on August 19, 2008. That song that details the backyard party that evolves into the type of backyard party that seems like the kind of backyard party that only actually happens in other people’s backyards: paper lanterns that just happen to match the fluorescent-colored Solo cups attached to the hands of willing women who look like they stepped out of Urban Outfitters’ summer catalog and/or a beer ad, a conspicuous absence of food, the ocean languishing in the background, the whole thing culminating in a bonfire set to the sound of an acoustic guitar, a lazy boom-bap beat, and a refrain so chill it’d make Jack Johnson jealous.

Shwayze and Adler are scheduled to be the focus of a reality television series on MTV also titled Buzzin’, which will debut on July 23, 2008.

+Shwayze - Buzzin':

+Shwayze - Hollywood:


  1. i like it! the song is cool and laid-back, and the video is not one of those standard videos.

  2. fuckin awsome!!!!!