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The rapper and the dirty dancer

The rapper and the dirty dancer -- How much do Shwayze and Patrick Swayze have in common?

The rapper and the dirty dancer

Swayze Vs. Shwayze

STREET CRED
· From 1983’s The Outsiders to 1987’s Dirty Dancing, Swayze ruled the ’80s as Hollywood’s consummate bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks.
· Defying the tired rapper-from-the-projects stereotype, Aaron Smith, the rapper known as Shwayze grew up working-class in a Malibu trailer park.

BFF
· Swayze and his wife, Lisa, have been married for 33 years.
· Shwayze’s the brotégé of Cisco Adler, who produced his debut CD and costars in his MTV reality show, Buzzin’.

CHART ATTACK
· In 1987, Shwayze’s ”She’s Like the Wind” (from the Dirty Dancing soundtrack) hit No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.
· Shwayze’s latest single, ”Corona and Lime,” debuted at No. 23 on the Billboard Hot 100.

TOUR DE FORCE
· A competitive figure skater, Swayze broke into showbiz via the Disney on Parade ice show in the early 1970s.
· Shwayze recently hit the road with concert dates scheduled through the end of November

SAMPLE LYRIC
· ”Love, thunder, and dynamite/Take my hand and hold on tight” — Swayze’s ”Raising Heaven (In Hell Tonight)”
· ”I move on like the Greyhound bus/I go town to town and I prey on sluts” — Shwayze’s 2008 single ”Buzzin”’