Shwayze (album)

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Shwayze
Shwayze album by Shwayze.jpg
Studio album by Shwayze
Released August 19, 2008 (2008-08-19)
Recorded 2006 - 2008
Bannabeat Studios
(Malibu, California)
Genre Alternative hip hop
Length 52:25
Label Suretone
Producer Jordan Schur (exec.)
Cisco Adler
Shwayze chronology
Shwayze
(2008)
Let It Beat
(2009)
Singles from Shwayze
  1. "Buzzin'"
    Released: May 21, 2008
  2. "Corona and Lime"
    Released: July 23, 2008
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 39/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly (D+)[3]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars[4]
Spin Magazine 2/5 stars[5]
USA Today 2.5/4 stars[6]

Shwayze is the self-titled debut album of American rapper Aaron Smith, better known as Shwayze, released through Suretone Records on August 19, 2008. While Smith wrote the lyrics for the songs, Cisco Adler is credited for production, as well as cowriting the entire album. The first single off the album is "Buzzin'", followed by "Corona and Lime". The album has only one feature, coming from guitarist Dave Navarro, at the end of the song "Flashlight". There is also a hidden track, that is #69 on the CD, entitled "High Together". Smith and Adler released a mixtape shortly after this album, entitled "Rich Girls" that is available as a free download. The album debuted at #10 on the Billboard 200 with 47,000 copies sold in the first week.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Roamin" A. Smith, C. Adler Cisco Adler 3:37
2. "Lazy Days" C. Adler, Y. Pearle Cisco Adler 3:38
3. "Corona and Lime" A. Smith, C. Adler Cisco Adler 3:56
4. "Buzzin'" A. Smith, C. Adler Cisco Adler 3:32
5. "Don't Be Shy" A. Smith, C. Adler Cisco Adler 3:08
6. "Hollywood" A. Smith, C. Adler Cisco Adler 4:17
7. "Polaroid" A. Smith, C. Adler Cisco Adler 4:47
8. "James Brown Is Dead" A. Smith, C. Adler Cisco Adler 3:25
9. "Lost My Mind" A. Smith, C. Adler Cisco Adler 3:22
10. "Mary Jane" C. Adler Cisco Adler 3:48
11. "Lazy Susan" A. Smith, C. Adler Cisco Adler 3:57
12. "Flashlight" (featuring Dave Navarro) A. Smith, C. Adler, J. Gritter Cisco Adler 4:30
13. "Buzzin'" (DJ Skeet Skeet Remix featuring Wale) A. Smith, C. Adler Cisco Adler, DJ Skeet Skeet 3:56
14. "High Together" (hidden track) A. Smith, C. Adler Cisco Adler 3:20
Samples

Personnel[edit]

Shwayze[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 10
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 5
U.S. Billboard Top Rap Albums 3
U.S. Billboard Top Digital Albums[8] 2
Canadian Albums Chart 92

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shwayze by Shwayze". Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine (2008-08-19). "Shwayze - Shwayze | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  3. ^ Simon Vozick-Levinson (2008-08-15). "Shwayze Review | Music Reviews and News". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  4. ^ Caryn Ganz (2008-08-21). "Shwayze – Shwayze: Review". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Archived from the original on 2009-01-15. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  5. ^ Anderson, Stacey (2008-08-18). "Shwayze, 'Shwayze&#8217 Review". Spin. Spin Media. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  6. ^ USA Today Staff (2008-08-18). "This week's reviews: Staind's grand 'Illusion'; Shwayze, hazy daze; new Macdonald". USA Today. Archived from the original on 2008-08-20. Retrieved 2008-08-08. 
  7. ^ "Jonas Brothers Begin Second Week At No. 1". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  8. ^ "Digital Albums Chart". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 

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