The Campus Activities Board (CAB) would like to welcome new and returning students to campus with a concert featuring Malibu, Calif., rapper Aaron Smith, who goes by “Shwayze.” The event takes place this Saturday, Sept. 4, from 8 to 10 p.m., on the Quad (rain location is Bristol Field House). NYC performer Charm Face will open the event at 7 p.m.
As an employee at a Starbucks Coffee shop, Shwayze took a chance one night and hopped on stage at a nightclub in Malibu to freestyle with “Whitestarr,” a performer he met at Starbucks. Whitestarr was impressed enough that the two began recording together, eventually netting a deal with Suretone Records. Their first single was “Buzzin,” which skyrocketed to No. 46 on the Billboard Hot 100. Shwayze continues to stay atop the Billboard Hot 100.