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The Cave - "Shwayze"

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01/06/2018 - 6:30pm
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Shwayze’s story of success is considerably short, taking in mind that gut was all he needed to achieve his dream. The rapper who shows his face in the rap scene with his tracks “Buzzin'” as well as “Corona and Lime” did have a personal struggle early in his life that brought him a greater courage in taking his life direction to a better future.

Although the Jamie Kennedy movie Malibu's Most Wanted posited that the beachside Los Angeles suburb is so upper class and lily white that the only rappers it can produce are rich teenagers fronting gangsta poses, real-life Malibu resident Shwayze begs to differ.  While the region he grew up in is closely attached to the high lifestyle and the luxury it’s drenched with, Shwayze settled on the less prosperous side of the town. 

Shwayze signed to Geffen Records sublabel Suretone in 2007 and his self-titled debut album was released the following year, preceded by the single "Don't Be Shy" and followed by a stint on the 2008 Vans Warped Tour. The album yielded the massive hit singles "Corona and Lime" and "Buzzin."