Sway (Japanese rapper)

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Shuhei Nogae (野替愁平, Nogae Shuhei, born June 9, 1986), better known with his stage name "SWAY" is a Japanese rapper, actor, lyricist and producer managed by LDH and signed to Def Jam Recordings. He is a member of the group Doberman Infinity, of EXILE's theater company (Gekidan EXILE) and is also a soloist.

Sway
Nogae Shunhei from "jam" at Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo International Film Festival 2018 (31746963768).jpg
Nogae Shuhei from "jam" at Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo International Film Festival 2018
Native name
野替 愁平
Born
Shuhei Nogae

(1986-06-09) June 9, 1986 (age 32)
OccupationRapper, lyricist, actor, producer
Years active2012 – present
AgentLDH
Height180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Musical career
GenresRap, Hip hop music
LabelsToy's Factory (2014–2017), Def Jam Recordings (2017–present)
Associated actsGekidan EXILE, Doberman Infinity, Honest Boyz
Websitehttps://sway-official.jp/

Life and career[edit]

Nogae got influenced by hip hop when he was in junior high school[1].

In the 3rd grade of junior high school, he started graphic design[2][3], break dance and DJ activity[4], made a dance track, wrote lyrics and started to rap[5]. He Began working as a rapper in the name of SWAY at the age of 16[6]. He formed hip hop crew WILD STYLE with Shokichi at the age of 17[7][8], and had been active with the crew for three years[9].

Nogae Studied in Toronto, Canada from 19 to 21 years old[2].

In August 2012, he debuted as an actor on the stage "Attack No. 1" and in September, he joined Gekidan Exile, since then, he started to work in parallel between music and acting as SWAY.

In June 2014, he joined the group Doberman Infinity.

In April 2016, he formed the Hip hop group Honest Boyz[10].

On September 16, 2017, he announced his solo major debut with single "MANZANA", which was released on November 1 under Universal Music Japan's sub-label Def Jam Recordings.

On November 11, he has formed the creative unit "N0IR (Noir)"[11].

On December 12, 2018, he announced that he would use the SWAY name also during acting activities that used his real name[12].

Participating groups[edit]

Group Period
Gekidan EXILE (September 2012 – present)
DOBERMAN INFINITY (June 2014 -present)
Honest Boyz (April 2016 – present)
N0IR (November 2017 – present)

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Release date Chart positions Album
Oricon

Singles

Chart

Billboard

Japan

Hot

100[13]

2017 "MANZANA" November 1 5 16[14] UNCHAINED

Digital Singles[edit]

Year Title Release date Album Ref.
2018 Perfect Love July 18 UNCHAINED
Never Say Goodbye August 22 UNCHAINED
2019 Chocolate (チョコレート) February 14 [15]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Release date Chart positions
Oricon

Singles

Chart

2012 THE S June 15
2018 UNCHAINED August 29 11

Collaboration/Others[edit]

Year Release date Song Artist and Album
2009 December 2 I Like It feat. SWAY Hiromi "Hot Chocolate"
2013 February 27 Cazal feat. SWAY & YOU THE ROCK☆ DJ Ken Watanabe "Cazal feat. SWAY & YOU THE ROCK☆"
August 7 Summer Vacation feat. SWAY Klooz "Summer Vacation feat. SWAY"
2014 March 5 Signal Fire feat. SWAY Exile The Second "HE II AGE"
March 5 Movie Star feat. SWAY Super Sonic "SCRATCH YOUR WORLD"
March 26 S.A.K.U.R.A. Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE "S.A.K.U.R.A."
April 9 Amazing Girl feat. SWAY Koudai Sato "Magic Carpet Ride"
June 4 BACK TO THE FUTURE / EXILE Shokichi feat. VERBAL (M-Flo) & SWAY Exile Shokichi "BACK TO THE FUTURE"
THE ANTHEM / EXILE SHOKICHI, DOBERMAN INC, SWAY, ELLY (Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE)
June 11 LIGHTS Sway × Hiyadam "LIGHTS"
June 18 Organ Donor 〜OFF DA HOOK〜 / DJ Makidai feat. Generations from Exile Tribe & SWAY DJ Makidai from Exile "EXILE TRIBE PERFECT MIX"
August 6 Pop!! feat. SHUN, SWAY, KLOOZ / KEN THE 390 V.A. "DREAM BOY BEST MIX vol.1- MIXED BY DJ HIRORON"
October 22 Rock the party feat. SWAY, Staxx T(CREAM), APOLLO, Kotobuki-Kun, KIRA Shimotaku "Rock the party feat. SWAY, Staxx T(CREAM), APOLLO, Kotobuki-Kun, KIRA"
December 10 WANNA SAY feat. SWAY & MATT CAB Jolly-Tip a.k.a DJ Keizi "WANNA SAY feat. SWAY & MATT CAB"
2015 January 14 ONE feat. SWAY & Koudai Sato Jolly-Tip a.k.a DJ Keizi "JOLLY-TIP STORY"
May 20 Call Your Name feat. SWAY Matt Cab "Call Your Name feat. SWAY"
September 9
Orenojikan (feat. SWAY) MAD "Orenojikan (feat. SWAY)"
September 16 REVOLUTION (PKCZ Remix feat. SWAY) Crystal Kay feat. Namie Amuro "REVOLUTION"
September 16 Heart Breaker feat. SWAY Thelma Aoyama "GRAY SMOKE"
2016 April 27 Rock City feat. SWAY & Crystal Kay Exile Shokichi "THE FUTURE"
June 15 MIGHTY WARRIORS / PKCZ® feat. CRAZYBOY, ANARCHY, SWAY, MIGHTY CROWN (MASTA SIMON & SAMI-T V.A. "HiGH&LOW ORIGINAL BEST ALBUM"
FUNK JUNGLE / ANARCHY, SWAY & CRAZYBOY
BBFL / SWAY & ANARCHY
2017 February 24 CLAPTIME feat. ANARCHY, VERBAL, SWAY, DABO Crazyboy "NEOTOKYO EP"
August 2 Beauty Mark feat. Hiroomi Tosaka, SWAY PKCZ "360° ChamberZ"
MIGHTY WARRIORS (ALBUM Ver) feat. Afrojack, CRAZYBOY, ANARCHY, SWAY, MIGHTY CROWN (MASTA SIMON&SAMI-T)
August 30 Baby Baby Baby feat. SWAY Koudai Sato "Baby Baby Baby feat. SWAY"
October 25 DREAM BOYS Mighty Warriors "HiGH&LOW THE MIGHTY WARRIORS"
GOOD LIFE
2018 January 19 ALIVE feat. SWAY Crazyboy "NEOTOKYO III EP"
September 19 Kissing Pt.2 feat. SWAY Cream "Sounds Good"
2019 January 19 RUN 100 feat. Miliyah Kato & SWAY Run The Floor "RUN 100 feat. Miliyah Kato & SWAY"

Lyrics[edit]

Song Artist
FUNK JUNGLE Anarchy, Sway & Crazyboy
Heartbreaker Thelma Aoyama
REVOLUTION (PKCZ® Remix feat. SWAY) Crystal Kay
24WORLD Exile Tribe
BACK TO THE FUTURE EXILE Shokichi
#HOTLINE
Loveholic
Rock City
THE ANTHEM
Signal Fire feat. SWAY Exile The Second
S.A.K.U.R.A. Sandaime Jsoul Brothers
Rock The Party feat. SWAY, Staxx T(CREAM), APOLLO, Kotobuki-kun, KIRA Shimotaku
BBFL Sway & Anarchy

Live[edit]

Period Title Ref.
From December 12, 2018 to January 27, 2019 SWAY "LIVE SHOWCASE 2018 UNCHAINED" [16]

Filmography[edit]

Movies[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2013 Aragure Satoshi Yamagachi
2014 Aragure Ⅱ ROPPONGI v.s. SHIBUYA Satoshi Yamagachi
Crows Explode Kadozumi Kenichi
Hot Road Akane
2016 Road to High & Low Pearl
High & Low The Movie Pearl
2017 High & Low The Movie 2 / END OF SKY Pearl
High & Low The Movie 3 / FINAL MISSION Pearl
2018 jam Minatochu
2019 MANRIKI [17]


TV Dramas[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes Ref.
2012 Sugarless Isami Morita NTV
2013 Kamen Teacher Jiro Inukami NTV (ep.10–12)
2015 Senryokugai Sousakan Teppei Tokui (Ponzara) NTV 2 hours special
Wild Heroes Teppei Tokui (Ponzara) NTV
High & Low The Story of S.W.O.R.D. Pearl NTV
2016 High & Low Season 2 Pearl NTV
2018 Kiss Shitai Matsuge Toshimitsu Saijo Fuji TV [18]

Stage[edit]

Year Title
2012 Hounangumi x Gekidan EXILE "Attack No. 1"
BS – TBS shūkaku-sai
2013 Gekidan EXILE performance "SADAKO ~ birth sad story ~
GEKIDAN EXILE "Attack No.1"
2014 Karuseoraria
Gekidan EXILE Attack No. 1 Spin-off reading play
Gekidan EXILE "THE mensetsu"
2016 Hounangumi presents reading play "Aitakute..."

CM[edit]

Year Title Ref.
2016 Youfuku no Aoyama "Summer Suits" [19]


Advertissements[edit]

Year Title Ref.
2017 Vanilla air Hakodate PR poster [20]
Reebook [21]
AdamHavve by schopfung 2018 Spring / Summer "SUPERNATURAL POWER" Brand Promotion Video [22]

Voice Acting[edit]

Year Title Role
2017 HiGH&LOW g-sword Animation DVD Special Edition Pearl

Music Videos[edit]

Year Artist Title Ref.
2014 Sandaime Jsoul Brothers S.A.K.U.R.A.
EXILE Shokichi BACK TO THE FUTURE
2016 EXILE Shokichi Rock City feat. SWAY & Crystal Kay
2017 Bigzam I Got a Dream
2018 EXILE Shokichi Underdog [23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SWAY「MANZANA」インタビュー|TuneGate.me". tunegate.me. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "SWAY | BILLY'S Meet Tokyo Creator VOL.27|BILLY'S Online". www.billys-tokyo.net. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  3. ^ "進路を親に反対されたら… DOBERMAN INFINITYのメンバー全員に高校生インタビュー". U-18 | ウルトラ18 by ch FILES (in Japanese). August 30, 2016. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  4. ^ "自分自身をアンチェインし、強くしてくれた…SWAY 1stアルバム『UNCHAINED』インタビュー". mu-moステーション. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  5. ^ "SWAYが明かすヒップホップ道とその変遷「Def Jamのステージに立つことが夢だった」". Abema HIPHOP TIMES (in Japanese). Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  6. ^ "ソロデビューのDOBERMAN INFINITY・SWAY"15年越しの夢"語る 1年半の肉体改造で「30代のエロス」表現<モデルプレスインタビュー> – モデルプレス". モデルプレス – ライフスタイル・ファッションエンタメニュース (in Japanese). Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  7. ^ "【インタビュー】DOBERMAN INFINITYのSWAYがソロデビュー! 盟友・EXILE SHOKICHIも援護射撃". ライブドアニュース (in Japanese). Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  8. ^ "EXILE SHOKICHIが語る、音楽ルーツと変わらぬ情熱 「ストリートの空気を吸収できたのは大きな財産」". Real Sound|リアルサウンド (in Japanese). Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  9. ^ "「攻めたものを作りたい」という想いを込め、違うスタイルのラップを披露したSWAYのソロデビュー". Men'sJOKER PREMIUM | メンズファッション雑誌 (in Japanese). Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  10. ^ "EXILENAOTO、ラップに初挑戦". ORICON NEWS. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  11. ^ "【11/11(土)AM10:00より発売開始!】SWAY クリエイティブユニット『N0IR』結成!第一弾プロジェクト・コラボレーションシューズ「CLUB C 85 SWAY」 | NEWS". LDH mobile (in Japanese). Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  12. ^ "役者SWAYが斎藤工と共演で始動、野替愁平は封印 – シネマ : 日刊スポーツ". nikkansports.com (in Japanese). Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  13. ^ "Japanese Music: Top Japanese Songs Chart". Billboard. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  14. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100.The week of November 18, 2017". Billboard. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  15. ^ "【Teaser Unveiled!!】SWAY will release his single "CHOCOLATE" on 2/14 (Thu.) | NEWS (ALL) | LDH – LOVE + DREAM + HAPPINESS TO THE WORLD -". www.ldh.co.jp. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  16. ^ "SWAY 'LIVE SHOWCASE 2018 UNCHAINED'開催決定!". LDH mobile (in Japanese). Retrieved March 31, 2019.
  17. ^ "SWAY appearing in the movie "MANRIKI" scheduled for release in 2019! | LDH – LOVE + DREAM + HAPPINESS TO THE WORLD -". www.ldh.co.jp. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  18. ^ "【Episode 3 on air from 23:30 on 3/20 (Tue.)】Shuhei Nogae / SWAY appearing in Fuji TV's "KISS Shitai Matsuge"! DOBERMAN INFINITY's new song "Harukaze" has been chosen as the background music! | NEWS (ALL) | LDH – LOVE + DREAM + HAPPINESS TO THE WORLD -". www.ldh.co.jp. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  19. ^ MUSIC(エムオンミュージック), 音楽WEBメディア M.-ON!. "EXILE SHOKICHI&DOBERMAN INFINITY・SWAY、洋服の青山CMで夏スーツ姿に". 音楽WEBメディア M-ON! MUSIC(エムオンミュージック) (in Japanese). Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  20. ^ "函館の魅力をSWAYが紹介!成田空港にてポスターを展示". バニラエア Vanilla Air – 国内 海外のLCC 格安航空券 飛行機の検索・予約 (in Japanese). Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  21. ^ LDH. "We are D.I -DOBERMAN INFINITY OFFICIAL FAN CLUB-". We are D.I -DOBERMAN INFINITY OFFICIAL FAN CLUB-. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  22. ^ "今旬のラップアーティスト、SWAY(DOBERMAN INFINITY),SALU,JP THE WAVY出演!「AdamHavve by schopfung」がブランド..." atpress.ne.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  23. ^ "ラッパーのBIGZAMが新曲を配信 MVにはEXILE SHOKICHI、Swayや豪華アスリートら出演 – CDJournal ニュース". cdjournal.com (in Japanese). Retrieved March 26, 2019.

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