Shwayze - Shwayze
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  • Summary: The California rapper/reality-TV star releases his debut album, which features cowriter/producer Cisco Adler on backing vocals.
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Adler's no beat master, and the tracks on Shwayze all sound like variations on thumb-strummed Jack Johnson tunes, topped with Sugar Ray-style rhymes about weed and women.
  2. Shwayze is remarkable only in how unremarkable it is.
  3. 40
    The 23-year-old Malibu rapper's debut is as shallow as a spray-on tan; it's stocked with bro'd-out, giggly rhymes about 420-filled nights and T&A aplenty over lazy, midtempo beats from producer/reality-show rocker Cisco Adler.
  4. The pair have an MTV reality show, which only reminds us we'd probably be better off listening to one of the dudes from "I Love Money." [22/29 Aug 2008, p.125]
  5. There may be no recognition of L.A. Style, but in their blissfully ignorant, lazily monotonous sunshine grooves, Shwayze does manage to be all about the style of L.A. in 2008, creating the quintessential record for L.A. sleazeballs.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 11 out of 20