Cisco Adler

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Cisco Adler
Birth name Cisco Sam Adler
Born (1978-09-06) September 6, 1978 (age 37)
Los Angeles, California, United States
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 record producer with a world-wide community of fans and a knack for what's next that has made him one of the go-to music gurus for emerging artists over the last decade.

Personal life[edit]

Adler is the son of music producer and director Lou Adler[1] and Phyllis Somer.[2] His father is the brother-in-law of actress Daryl Hannah through his marriage to her sister, Page. He has a dog named Stosh[3] Cisco Adler is married to fashion model Barbara Stoyanoff; they have one child. He has an older half brother, Nicholai Adler, from his father's relationship with actress Britt Ekland.

His early work with L.A. rappers Mickey Avalon and Dirt Nasty created some bonafide cult classics like "Jane Fonda" and "1980." The three amigos also penned a song for The Hangover featuring Lil Jon and produced by Adler.


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.[4] They starred in the MTV reality series Buzzin' which follows the two as they record an album,[5] have appeared on MTV Cribs,[6] and toured with Warped Tour 2008.[7] The pair have also collaborated with DJ Skeet Skeet on a Nike-sponsored workout program entitled Beach Blast by Shwayze.[8][9]

On December 18, 2008, Cisco Adler was arrested in Fargo, North Dakota for assaulting an employee at the club where he and Shwayze were performing. He was released shortly after being taken into custody, posting $500 bail.[10] 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. He produced tracks on Mike Posner's album 31 Minutes to Takeoff He runs a record label called Bananabeat Records.[11]

Adler was instrumental in the early career of Minnesota Hippie-hop rapper Mod Sun. Their Happy As Fuck EP helped Mod get on the Warped Tour which he headlined this past summer.

In May 2013, Adler released an EP, One Way, working alongside rapper Tayyib Ali. One Way was released as a free download for 48 hours from May 28–30, 2013. 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.[citation needed]

In 2015 Adler' co-wrote and produced Cody Simpson's coming-of-age album FREE and released it on Bananabeat Records. The album features G Love and Donovan Frankenreiter as well as North Mississippi All Stars drummer Cody Dickinson.

His recent work includes Odd Future band The Internet, electronic-rock outfit GhostTown, and has been wrapping up some songs with Black Eyed Peas alum Fergie.


Albums with Whitestarr[edit]

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

Albums with Shwayze[edit]

Year Information Chart positions[12] 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[13]
  • 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]

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



  1. ^ Goran, Alison, Whitestarr, Spin, retrieved October 6, 2007 
  2. ^ The Cisco Kid, People, May 22, 2006, retrieved December 25, 2008 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ Masley, Ed (December 7, 2008), Shwayze reps their 'hood', The Arizona Republic, retrieved December 29, 2008 
  5. ^ Beck, Marilyn (July 7, 2008), Cisco Adler Moves on For Good From Whitestarr, The National Ledger, retrieved July 26, 2008 
  6. ^ MTV Cribs (Season 16) Ep. 2 T-Pain, Colbie Caillat, Cisco Adler and Shwayze, MTV, July 26, 2008, retrieved December 29, 2008 
  7. ^ Faraone, Chris (July 22, 2008), Hip-hop's become part of the mix – and draw – on Warped Tour, Boston Herald, retrieved July 26, 2008 
  8. ^ 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 
  9. ^ Nike + Shwayze = Beach Body By Shwayze, Nike, November 26, 2008, retrieved December 28, 2008 
  10. ^ Heldman, Breanne L. (December 18, 2008), Serial Starlet Dater Cisco Adler Busted for Bar Brawl, E!, retrieved December 28, 2008 
  11. ^ Swerdloff, Alexis (March 14, 2008), L.A. Culture Vultures: Cisco Adler, Paper, retrieved August 30, 2009 
  12. ^ Cohen, Jonathan (August 27, 2008). "Jonas Brothers Begin Second Week at No. 1". Billboard. Retrieved August 28, 2008. 
  13. ^ "iTunes - Music - Island In the Sun (Bonus Version) by Shwayze & Cisco". 2011-09-13. Retrieved 2015-07-25. 

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