Island In The Sun
Label: Bananabeat Records
The generic title of MC Shwayze and guitarist Cisco Adler's third album is, in fact, layered with meaning. The Malibu kids sound sunnier than ever; rhymes come atcha slow and hazy; guitars roll like a gentle breeze; even song titles are summery. But Shwayze's paradise is an island: an isolated place where it's perpetually summer and everyone's buzzin' and carefree. More invested in sandy surrealism than keeping it grittily real, it's the sonic version of a beach scene on a cubicle wall (location unknown but likely near Margaritaville).