Cisco Adler, the son of director/music producer Lou Adler, first caught the public's attention as the frontman for Malibu-based rockers Whitestarr, with whom he released a pair of albums, Luv Machine and Fillith Tillith, before leaving the group in 2008. He began working with rapper Shwayze that same year, releasing an album that boasted a pair of singles, "Buzzin" and "Corona and Lime," which found success on the Billboard Hot 100. A second outing released under Shwayze's name, Let It Beat, arrived in 2009, followed in 2011 by Island in the Sun. While still working with Shwayze, Adler released a pair of EPs under his own name (Alice in La La Land in 2009 and The W's in 2011), as well as a pair of mixtapes (Rich Girls in 2008 and Super California Lipstick Sexy Magic Dope Shit in 2010). In 2012 Adler's first solo album, Aloha, was issued on his own Bananabeat Records.