Hey guys, I know it’s been a while but I have a treat for you here. 10 days ago, Shwayze & Cisco rolled through my hometown of Fort Collins, CO. The whole family over at BananaBeat Records was super chill, and gave me an hour or so to come kick it and ask them a few questions. We even test drove a new game they showed me, ‘Bust-a-Rhyme’ (shown in video).
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Shwayze & Cisco Interview with TheMisterMistress
The show was incredible. With support from G-Eazy, ModSun, & Cobraconda it would have been tough not to enjoy this show. Whether you’ve been sipping a corona & lime to Buzzin’ for years or Island in the Sun is your first tango, this show was for you. Shwayze & Cisco played a perfect blend of old and new material. Some songs with the both of them on the mic, some with Cisco on guitar, and some even with the treat of Goodfeather blowing horns in the back.
There was no better way to spend a Wednesday night. Much love to the family over at BananaBeat Records.
Til our next affair,
First we go with chill-hop-pop trio Radical Something. It’s hard to define this group but chill is a word that would almost always be used to describe them. Check out a song about my favorite state in the world, “California”.
Radical Something – “California”
AudioDax recently released Pop Rocks (DOWNLOAD), which is full of hip-pop songs. Although I’m not the biggest fan of the mixtape, “Careful Time” has smooth instrumentals, a mix of solid vocals and rapping. Overall a real catchy song.
AudioDax – Careful Time
Next comes a newcomer to BtB, Allen Mask. His song “Radio” is real catchy, rapping is solid, beat is a little basic but overall the hook is fun and gets you dancing.
Allen Mask – Radio ft. SimTraks
Lou Williams, point guard of the Philadelphia 76ers decided to make music while the NBA lockout continues. He pairs up with Dave Patten to create “Slow It Down”. Lou’s rapping is better than Ron Artest’s, Dave Patten‘s hook is fire, overall a fun song and I’m a big fan of the instrumentals and Patten’s vocals.
Lou Williams – Slow It Down ft. Dave Patten
Lastly we go with the most mainstream artists in this post with Shwayze & Cisco. In June they released “Summertime Music” which is a perfect title as this Summer jam is radio-friendly but also real chill for Summer. In terms of chill-hop, these guys are at the top of the game.
Shwayze & Cisco – Summertime Music
Recently Shawyze released a music video with Cisco Adler titled “Butterflies”. As they try to make it back to mainstream music level, I think they got lots of talent to make chill hip-pop music that is very catchy. “Butterflies” is off Shwayze/Cisco Adler‘s last mixtape, The W’s.
Recently Shwayze released a music video trailer to “Love Letter”, a song he dropped last year when he changed his artist name briefly to Aaron Smith. However in this new version of the song, he’s got Dev featured on it and The Cataracs are back on it as well. Here’s the full version of the song and the music video trailer is after the jump.
Shwayze feat. The Cataracs + Dev – “Love Letter” by Shwayze
Music video to “Butterflies” after the jump as well as music video trailer to “Love Letter”.
Chris Young The Rapper from San Diego recently released the single “Stoned” which features Del The Funky Homosapian. This is off his upcoming EP, 1991 Listen to “Stoned” and “It Was All A Dream” ft. Shwayze and Cisco Adler.
This is just a few demos thrown together so people can sing along at the Pigeons first show on Aug. 28th at the ROXY Theater as part of the Sunset Strip Music Fest. Hope you enjoy. We are all Pigeons!
Q: Did Shwayze break up and go separate ways?
A: No, but Shwayze AKA Aaron Smith along with producer/songwriter Cisco Adler have been working on other projects.
Q: Why haven’t I heard much of this solo music from either of them?
A: Look no further than beforebigs.com.
After Shwayze released their self-titled debut album in August 2008, they released a mixtape entitled Rich Girls in November ’08 and weren’t heard from much more after that.
However in June 2010, Cisco Adler released a mixtape entitled Super California Lipstick Sexy Magic Dope Shit with Shwayze (now using his full name Aaron Smith) appearing on three tracks.
Recently Aaron Smith (AKA Shwayze) released a solo mixtape entitled Love Stoned.
Below listen and download Super California LIpstick Sexy Magic Dope Shit and Love Stoned. My favorites from Cisco are “California Girl” and “Cry Myself To Sleep” featuring The Knux my favorites from Aaron Smith are “Pretty Girl” and “Love Letter” featuring The Cataracs.