Malibu rapper Shwayze is here to save us with some more California summer beach tunes with a brand new album, “Surf Trap.” The chart topping rapper, best known for his hits “Buzzin’” and “Corona And Lime,” has all of those beachy vibes he’s known for in his latest work, with more dance-y rap elements. The King of the Summer finished the album while on COVID-19 lockdown, and it includes early standout single “Stuck,” back with his long-time friend and collaborator Cisco Adler.
He also has a new single dropping on August 28th with Common Kings called “California Day,” available for pre-save now across all platforms at https://fanlink.to/californiaday.
· Quotes about inspiration and influences for “Surf Trap”:
o “I wanted to stay true to my sound while sonically taking it to the next level. I worked with one of my favorite producers, Paul Couture, and we finished the album while on lockdown. I am extremely proud of this project and think it’s one of my best to date.”
o “I am a Malibu boy at heart, so my music is a product of my environment. Beach, Summer and ‘Feel Good’ music. Good Vibes Only!”
o “I also worked with Cisco Adler, the Reggae band Hirie, and Fxckyeah (Formally Sky Blu from LMFAO) on the album tracks.”
o Shwayze’s Music Inspiration: Red Hot Chili Peppers, NERD, Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder, OutKast, The Police, 2Pac, Lenny Kravitz
Raised on the beaches of Southern California, Aaron Smith is a rapper, actor, musician, and father who became known to the world simply as Shwayze following a massive music breakout in 2008. The Malibu native released his debut album Buzzin’ that summer with singer-producer Cisco Adler. The duo hit the road immediately on the Vans Warped Tour. Shwayze has since gone on to work with an array of producers and release several independent albums such as Shwayze Summer on his self-funded Feel Good Entertainment Music label. He continues reinventing his sound while staying true to the influences that brought him where he is today. The past decade has boasted an impressive resume including a top 10 album, Billboard chart topping singles including ‘Buzzin’ and ‘Corona & Lime,’ a rock-doc reality show on MTV, and a number of roles in feature films and major network television- all while living on the road much of the year touring the world. Shwayze continues to perform around the world and each year he finds new territories and fanbases to connect with. Last year, he rolled out the highly anticipated full-length EP “Beach Boy’, and his latest album “Surf Trap” is marking a new chapter of a storied career. You can follow long on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.