Cisco Adler

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Cisco Adler
Birth name Cisco Sam Adler
Born (1978-09-06) September 6, 1978 (age 36)
Los Angeles
Genres Funk rock, alternative hip hop, reggae rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Years active Since 2000
Labels Atlantic Records (2002–2004)
Contango Records (2005–2007)
Suretone Records, Geffen Records (2007–present)
Bananabeat Records (2010–present)
Associated acts Whitestarr, Shwayze, Tayyib Ali, B Money
Website Adler's Official MySpace

Cisco Sam Adler (born September 6, 1978) is an American musician and former frontman for the band Whitestarr.

Personal life[edit]

Adler is the son of music producer and director Lou Adler[1] and Phyllis Somer.[2] He is also a relative of actress Daryl Hannah through his father's marriage to her sister Page Hannah.[3] He has a dog named Stosh[4] Adler is married to fashion model Barbara Stoyanoff and they had a baby boy on August 8th of 2013; named Ace Lou Adler, (7.1 lbs). He has an older half brother, Nicholai Adler, from his father's relationship with famous Swedish actor Britt Ekland. She is best known for her roles as a Bond girl in The Man with the Golden Gun, and in the British cult horror film The Wicker Man, as well as her marriage to actor Peter Sellers.


In 2008 Adler left Whitestarr, and has since been working extensively with hip-hop artist Shwayze. Their first single, "Buzzin'," reached number 46 on the Billboard Hot 100, and the follow-up "Corona and Lime" peaked at number 23.[5] They starred in the MTV reality series Buzzin' which follows the two as they record an album,[6] have appeared on MTV Cribs,[7] and toured with Warped Tour 2008.[8] The pair have also collaborated with DJ Skeet Skeet on a Nike-sponsored workout program entitled Beach Blast by Shwayze.[9][10] On December 18, 2008, Adler was arrested in Fargo, North Dakota for assaulting an employee at the club where he and Shwayze were performing.[11] He was released shortly after being taken into custody, posting $500 bail.[12] In 2009 he released a re-mixtape entitled "Pop Shit," which was produced entirely by himself. On June 15, 2010, Cisco released a mixtape entitled "Super California Lipstick Sexy Magic Dope Shit." Cisco produced every song on the mixtape, and it features Shwayze, Cobra Starship, Chris Young the Rapper, Cold Flamez, The Knux, Mickey Avalon, Remi Nicole, Del the Funky Homosapien, Danny Way, Dirt Nasty, Beardo, Eddie Rap Life, Tabi Bonney, Roxy Cottontail, Moses Haughton, TQ the Bio Prince, and Pollination. He produced tracks on Mike Posner's album 31 Minutes to Takeoff

Adler also runs a record label called Bananabeat Records.[13]

In May 2013, Adler released an EP titled, One Way, working alongside rapper Tayyib Ali. One Way was released as a free download for 48 hours from May 28 – 30. One Way is expected to be released on iTunes shortly after.

In addition to music and television, Adler also produced and appeared in the film Sweetie Pie.[14]


Albums With Whitestarr[edit]

  • Luv Machine (2006)
  • Fillith Tillith (2007)

Albums with Shwayze[edit]

Year Information Chart positions[15] Certifications
U.S. U.S. R&B U.S. Rap CAN
2008 Shwayze
  • First studio album
  • Released: August 19, 2008
Sales: 135,262+
2009 Let It Beat
  • Second studio album
  • Released: November 3, 2009
Sales: 10,764+
2011 Island in the Sun[16]
  • Third studio album
  • Released: September 13, 2011

Solo Albums[edit]

  • Aloha (2012)
  • Coastin' (2014)


Year Title Chart Positions Album
U.S. 100 Hot Digital U.S. Pop Top 40 Mainstream
2008 "Buzzin'" 46 18 47 35 Shwayze
"Corona and Lime" 23 6 32
2009 "Get U Home" Let It Beat


  • Alice in La La Land (2009)
  • The W's (2011)
  • Aloha (2012)
  • One Way (2013)
  • Mahalo (2013)


  • Rich Girls (2008)
  • Super California Lipstick Sexy Magic Dope Shit (2010)
Music Videos
Year Title Director(s)
2006 "Sunshine Girl"
2007 "Dirty Words" Bart Hendrikx
2008 "Hollywood" Shaw
"Buzzin'" Robert Hales, Alison Foster
"Corona and Lime" Shane Drake, Brandon Bonfiglio
2009 "Rock n' Roll" Nicholaus Goossen
"Get U Home" Stewart Hendler

Guest Appearances[edit]

  • Andre Legacy – Bender (feat. Cisco Adler)
  • Andre Legacy – DJ Dying (feat. Cisco Adler)
  • Beardo – Back to the Valley (feat. Cisco Adler)
  • Mr. Lil' One/Lil' Uno – Love Like Magic (feat. Cisco Adler)
  • Mickey Avalon – What Do You Say (feat. Cisco Adler, Dirt Nasty & Andre Legacy)
  • The Pricks – Brown Eyes (feat. Cisco Adler)
  • Stallionaires – Summer Love Child (feat. Cisco Adler)
  • Wiz Khalifa – Hey Girl (feat. Cisco Adler)
  • Jesse Scott – Hands Up (feat. Cisco Adler)
  • Big B – My Baby Says (feat. Cisco Adler)*
  • MOD SUN – Jam On! (feat. Cisco Adler)
  • Kidd Russell – Are We having fun yet (feat. Cisco Adler)
  • Kidd Russell – Wake Up (feat. Cisco Adler)

Production Discography[edit]

Full Studio Albums

Selected Songs

  • Chris Young the Rapper – 619
    • Get Romantic
    • Stadium Rap
  • Chris Young the Rapper – The Value Pack
    • Get It RIght
  • Mickey AvalonMickey Avalon
    • Jane Fonda
    • Mr. Right
  • Mickey Avalon – Electric Gigolo
    • What Do You Say
    • Stroke Me
  • Mike Posner31 Minutes to Takeoff
    • Do U Wanna?
    • Gone in September
  • Wiz Khalifa
    • Hey Girl
  • Dirt Nasty – Nasty As I Wanna Be
    • Big in Japan
    • So L.A.
    • Lookin' for a Nasty Girl
  • Big B – Good Times & Bad Advice
    • My Baby Says



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  2. ^ The Cisco Kid, People, May 22, 2006, retrieved December 25, 2008 
  3. ^ Producer Lou Adler Gets Walk of Fame Star, CBS News, April 7, 2006, retrieved January 2, 2009 [dead link]
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  5. ^ Masley, Ed (December 7, 2008), Shwayze reps their 'hood', The Arizona Republic, retrieved December 29, 2008 
  6. ^ Beck, Marilyn (July 7, 2008), Cisco Adler Moves on For Good From Whitestarr, The National Ledger, retrieved July 26, 2008 
  7. ^ MTV Cribs (Season 16) Ep. 2 T-Pain, Colbie Caillat, Cisco Adler and Shwayze, MTV, July 26, 2008, retrieved December 29, 2008 
  8. ^ Faraone, Chris (July 22, 2008), Hip-hop's become part of the mix – and draw – on Warped Tour, Boston Herald, retrieved July 26, 2008 
  9. ^ Roberts, Randall (December 3, 2008), Questionable Idea #341: Shwayze and Cisco Adler Team Up for Cheesy Workout Recording, Get Paid, LA Weekly, retrieved December 28, 2008 
  10. ^ Nike + Shwayze = Beach Body By Shwayze, Nike, November 26, 2008, retrieved December 28, 2008 
  11. ^ Lawonn, Brittany, Cisco Adler, musician and ex-boyfriend of celebs, arrested in Fargo following bar brawl (– Scholar search), The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, retrieved December 18, 2008 [dead link]
  12. ^ Heldman, Breanne L. (December 18, 2008), Serial Starlet Dater Cisco Adler Busted for Bar Brawl, E!, retrieved December 28, 2008 
  13. ^ Swerdloff, Alexis (March 14, 2008), L.A. Culture Vultures: Cisco Adler, Paper, retrieved August 30, 2009 
  14. ^ Sales, Nancy Jo (September 2000), Hip-Hop Debs, Vanity Fair, retrieved January 2, 2009 [dead link]
  15. ^ Cohen, Jonathan (August 27, 2008). "Jonas Brothers Begin Second Week at No. 1". Billboard. Retrieved August 28, 2008. 
  16. ^ [1]. Retrieved September 13, 2011.

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