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Cisco Adler, notorious member of the band Whitestarr and lover to high profile starlets, may finally have a smash chart hit. Here he performs with Aaron Smith, aka Shwayze, on a laidback end of summer tune. Nominally hip hop, "Corona and Lime" is also reminiscent of the more relaxed moments in the Paul Simon pop catalog. Fans of Gym Class Heroes will hear some style echoes as well.
- Laidback vibe
- Easy singalong
- It's all a bit snoozy
- Written by Aaron Smith and Cisco Adler
- Produced by Shwayze
- Released by Suretone/Geffen July 2008
Guide Review - Shwayze - "Corona and Lime"
Malibu hip hop artist Shwayze first made it on to the pop singles chart earlier this year with "Buzzin'." Now he looks set to climb even higher with "Corona and Lime." Both songs have featured contributions from Cisco Adler, former VH1 reality TV star and tabloid lover of the likes of Paris Hilton and Mischa Baron. This isn't high art, but it's a good choice for chilling on a hot August afternoon.
The laidback feel is reminiscent of both Gym Class Heroes and, a bit further back in pop history, Paul Simon. However, the hippie vibe means throwaway words of clubs, beads, and female body parts. It's pleasant but ultimately not the most engaging.
"Corona and Lime" is helped into the charts by the debut of a new MTV reality series starring Shwayze and Adler titled Buzzin'. The show will follow the breezy pair on their path toward pop stardom. It's possible this song may break in the charts even faster than MTV intended. A self-titled debut album is due in stores August 19, 2008.