SWAY (real name: Nogae Shuhei (野替愁平)) is a Japanese rapper, actor and producer managed by LDH and signed to LDH MUSIC and Def Jam Recordings. He is a member of the group DOBERMAN INFINITY, of the acting team Gekidan EXILE and also a soloist.
Nogae got interested in the Hip-hop culture and dance when he was age 16, with influences of Jay Z and Will Smith. After that, he started to participate of the hip-hop crew WILD STYLE in his home place Hokkaido. In 2006, he went to Canada to study and returned in March 2008.
On June 2012, he released a studio album The S. In August of the same year he made is acting debut on the drama Attaku No.1. In September, he joined LDH, as part of Gekidan EXILE. Since then, he started to work in parallel between music and acting as SWAY and Nogae Shuhei respectively.
On June 2014 he joined the group DOBERMAN INFINITY. On April 15, 2016, he formed the hip-hop unit HONEST BOYZ.
On September 16, 2017, he announced his solo major debut single "MANZANA", to be released on November 1 under UNIVERSAL MUSIC JAPAN's sub-label Def Jam Recordings.
- [2012.06.15] The S
- [2014.06.11] LIGHTS (SWAY × HIYADAM)
- [2017.11.01] MANZANA
- [2013.02.27] DJ KEN WATANABE - "Cazal" feat. SWAY & YOU THE ROCK☆
- [2013.08.07] KLOOZ - "Summer Vacation" feat. SWAY
- [2014.03.05] THE SECOND from EXILE - THE Ⅱ AGE (#12 "Signal Fire" feat. SWAY)
- [2014.03.05] Super Sonics - SCRATCH YOUR WORLD (#6 "Movie Star" feat. SWAY)
- [2014.03.26] Sandaime J Soul Brothers - "S.A.K.U.R.A." (rap)
- [2014.04.09] Sato Koudai - Magic Carpet Ride (#2 "Amazing Girl" feat. SWAY)
- [2014.06.04] EXILE SHOKICHI - "BACK TO THE FUTURE" (#1 "BACK TO THE FUTURE" feat. VERBAL (m-flo) & SWAY, #2 "THE ANTHEM" (EXILE SHOKICHI, DOBERMAN INC, SWAY, ELLY))
- [2014.06.18] DJ MAKIDAI from EXILE - EXILE TRIBE PERFECT MIX (#25 Organ Donor ~OFF DA HOOK~" / DJ MAKIDAI feat. GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE & SWAY)
- [2014.08.06] DREAM BOY BEST MIX vol.1- mixed by DJ HIRORON (#1 KEN THE 390 - "Pop!!" feat.SHUN, SWAY, KLOOZ)
- [2014.10.22] Shimotaku - "Rock The Party" feat. SWAY, Staxx T(CREAM), APOLLO, Kotobuki-kun, KIRA
- [2014.12.10] Jolly-TIP a.k.a. DJ KEIZI - "WANNA SAY" feat.SWAY & MATT CAB
- [2015.01.14] Jolly-TIP a.k.a. DJ KEIZI - Jolly-tip Story (#4 "ONE" feat. SWAY & Sato Koudai)
- [2015.05.20] Matt Cab - "Call Your Name" feat. SWAY
- [2015.09.09] MAD - "Orenojikan" (feat. SWAY)
- [2015.09.16] Crystal Kay feat. Amuro Namie - "REVOLUTION" (#4 "REVOLUTION" (PKCZ® Remix feat. SWAY))
- [2015.09.16] Aoyama Thelma - GRAY SMOKE (#2 "Heartbreaker" feat. SWAY)
- [2016.04.27] EXILE SHOKICHI - "THE FUTURE" (#2 "Rock City" feat. SWAY & Crystal Kay)
- [2016.06.15] HiGH&LOW ORIGINAL BEST ALBUM (Disc 1 #9 PKCZ® feat. CRAZYBOY, ANARCHY, SWAY, MIGHTY CROWN (MASTA SIMON & SAMI-T) - "Mighty Warriors", Disc 2 #9 ANARCHY, SWAY & CRAZYBOY - "FUNK JUNGLE", #10 SWAY & ANARCHY - "BBFL")
- [2017.02.24] CRAZYBOY - NEOTOKYO EP (#3 "CLAPTIME" feat. ANARCHY, VERBAL, SWAY, DABO)
- For his works as an actor see Nogae Shuhei#Cinema/TV on the EXILE TRIBE wiki.
- Aoyama Thelma
- DOBERMAN INFINITY
- Arrival -before 5min-
- Be My Fav.
- BLACK & RED
- BOW WOW WOW
- Boyz in the city
- D.Island feat. m-flo
- Do or Die
- Finally I...
- Futaridake no Chizu
- GA GA SUMMER
- ICE BOX
- JUMP AROUND ∞
- Make It Clap
- NEO STREET
- Night Drive
- ON WAY HOME
- PARTY IN THE AIR
- SAY YEAH!!
- So White So Bright
- Striking Back
- to YOU
- Tomorrow Never Dies
- WILD STYLE
- XROSS THE LINE
- YOU GO I GO WE GO
- Rock The Party feat. SWAY, Staxx T(CREAM), APOLLO, Kotobuki-kun, KIRA
- SWAY & ANARCHY
- Have a friendship with EXILE and EXILE THE SECOND's member SHOKICHI since the teenage years. SHOKICHI was also the one who introduced SWAY to LDH.
- His stage name came from While looking the English-Japanese dictionary, he fell in love at first sight by looking at the word "Sway", and he attached it from the fact that his first name "Shuhei" resembles the sound. The meaning of his stage name Sway iss as S (Shuhei) and WAY (my way).
- A Sapporo Visual Arts graduate.