Let It Beat

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Let It Beat
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Studio album by Shwayze
Released November 3, 2009
Recorded 2009
Bannabeat Studios
(Malibu, California)
Electric Lady Studios
(New York, New York)
Bu' Haven
(Malibu, California)
Genre Alternative hip hop
Length 58:06
Label Suretone
Producer Jordan Schur (exec.)
Cisco Adler, Ric Ocasek, Kool Kojak
Shwayze chronology
Shwayze
(2008)
Let It Beat
(2009)
Island in the Sun
(2011)
Singles from Let It Beat
  1. "Get U Home"
    Released: June 28, 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Blast Magazine 3.5/5 stars[2]

Let It Beat is the second studio album by American rapper Shwayze. It was first announced by Cisco Adler on February 4, 2009, via his Myspace page. He also confirmed the song "Make A Lil Love" in that blog post.[3] A few days later he posted another blog update, which confirmed the track "Livin' It Up," It also confirmed guest appearances from The Knux, and Tabi Bonney.[4] On May 8, 2009 Cisco announced that the album is entitled Let It Beat, and was currently being mixed and mastered. Although Shwayze's previous debut album only had one guest appearance, this album has guest appearances from The Knux, Tabi Bonney, and Snoop Dogg. Darryl Jenifer of Bad Brains plays bass on a track called "Crazy For You," and Ric Ocasek of The Cars plays guitar on the same track.[5] Roy Bittan the pianist of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band plays piano on the track Heart and Soul. The first single, "Get U Home" was released on June 28.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Livin' It Up" (featuring Snoop Dogg) A. Smith, C. Adler, C. Broadus Cisco Adler 3:03
2. "Get U Home" C. Adler, A. Smith Cisco Adler 3:14
3. "Crazy for You" A. Smith, C. Adler Cisco Adler, Ric Ocasek 4:13
4. "Maneatrr" A. Smith, C. Adler, A. Griggg Cisco Adler, Kool Kojak 3:20
5. "Sally Is a..." A. Smith, C. Adler Cisco Adler 4:22
6. "Dirty Little Girl" (featuring The Knux) A. Smith, C. Adler, K. Lindsey, A. Lindsey Cisco Adler 3:48
7. "Down at the Motel" A. Smith, C. Adler Cisco Adler 3:23
8. "Daze Like This" A. Smith, C. Adler Cisco Adler 3:44
9. "Wait All Night" (featuring Tabi Bonney) A. Smith, C. Adler Cisco Adler 3:19
10. "Perfect for Me" A. Smith, C. Adler Cisco Adler 4:37
11. "Make a Lil' Love" A. Smith, C. Adler Cisco Adler 3:46
12. "Heart and Soul" A. Smith, C. Adler Cisco Adler, Roy Bittan 5:20
13. "Digital Girlfriend" (itunes exclusive) A. Smith, C. Adler, Cisco Adler 4:20
14. "Rock n Roll" (amazon mp3 exclusive) A. Smith, C. Adler Cisco Adler  

Personnel[edit]

Shwayze[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 55
U.S. Billboard Top Digital Albums 10
U.S. Billboard Top Rap Albums 22

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Blast Magazine review
  3. ^ "CISCO UPDATES FROM THE STUDIO van Shwayze op Myspace". Blogs.myspace.com. 2009-02-05. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  4. ^ "2/26 - NEW UPDATE FROM THE STUDIO van Shwayze op Myspace". Blogs.myspace.com. 2009-02-27. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  5. ^ "Suretone News". Suretone.com. 2009-05-29. Retrieved 2012-02-27.