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.


Studio AlbumsEdit

  1. [2012.06.15] The S


  • [2014.06.11] LIGHTS (SWAY × HIYADAM)
  1. [2017.11.01] MANZANA




For his works as an actor see Nogae Shuhei#Cinema/TV on the EXILE TRIBE wiki.



  • Shimotaku
    • Rock The Party feat. SWAY, Staxx T(CREAM), APOLLO, Kotobuki-kun, KIRA


  • 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.[1]
  • 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.



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