Let It Beat

Let It Beat

by Shwayze
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Let It Beat

Sticking to his guns, Let It Beat finds brat-hop rapper Shwayze revisiting the stoned-on-Malibu-sunshine feel of his debut, while co-conspirator/producer Cisco Adler adds the influences of the 2009 electro-revolution brought on by acts like Chromeo and 3OH!3. Bright synths and busy drum machines help reinforce the cover art's '80s vision of the future, but the raps remain the same as his first time out, as titles like "Livin' It Up'" and "Dirty Little Girl" give away their stories. A couple numbers with acoustic guitars and a heavy Sublime influence round out the album while guest shots from Snoop Dogg and the Knux help justify any copies that land in the local "rap" section. Skip it and you'll be missing the great summer number "Crazy for You" which is "rocking flip-flops" with a Ric Ocasek production and -- hold onto your hats -- guitar from Darryl Jenifer of the Bad Brains.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/03/2009
Label: Geffen Records
UPC: 0602527151595
catalogNumber: 001331002

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shwayze   Primary Artist
Ric Ocasek   Synthesizer,Guitar,Background Vocals
Roy Bittan   Piano
Darryl Jenifer   Bass Guitar
Jeramy Gritter   Guitar
Mark Smidt   Organ,Bass,Guitar,Trombone,Trumpet,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Baritone Saxophone
Koool Kojak   Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Background Vocals
Kool Kojak   Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Background Vocals
Mark Smidt   Organ,Bass,Guitar,Trombone,Trumpet,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Baritone Saxophone

Technical Credits

Ric Ocasek   Producer
Jordan Schur   Executive Producer
Calvin Broadus   Lyricist,Producer,Engineer
Cisco Adler   Composer,Lyricist,Producer,Engineer
Mark Smidt   Horn Arrangements
Aaron Smith   Lyricist,Producer,Engineer
Koool Kojak   Producer,drum programming
Alexander Burkart   Art Direction,Illustrations
Kentrell Lindsey   Composer,Lyricist
A.P. Grigg   Composer
Kool Kojak   Producer,drum programming

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