Cazwell, Here TV, Boombox
The media has been abuzz recently with the news of prominent celebrities opening up about their sexuality, including newsman Anderson Cooper and R&B artist Frank Ocean. This positive trend is undeniably the result of early pioneers who fearlessly took a stand against the unofficial 'don't ask, don't tell' mentality that is still so prevalent in the industry today. New York City musician, DJ, style icon and multimedia badass Cazwell has always been open about his lifestyle without allowing the unspoken rules of the music business dictate his path to success.
Constantly writing songs with a gritty feel and his signature tongue-in-cheek sense of humor, the singer has enjoyed hit after hit with tracks including "I Seen Beyonce at Burger King," the unabashedly raunchy "All Over Your Face" (initially banned from LOGO), everyone's favorite campy Summer anthem "Ice Cream Truck" and many more. Unafraid of flipping The Commonly accepted gender roles of the urban music world, Cazwell has undeniably paid his dues by doing his part to increase the profile and acceptability of gay entertainers in the public eye.
Cazwell's latest singles – "Unzip Me," featuring Peaches, and "Rice and Beans" – have been very well received by fans and press alike, with recent features on SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio, Huffington Post, Fleshbot, Perez Hilton and xoJane.com. The singer has more than ten million combined views on YouTube and VEVO and sold over one million downloads – a feat made even more impressive by the fact that he is a completely independent artist distributed through Brooklyn-based indie label Peace Bisquit.
For those who just can't get enough of the hunky musician, the latest season of his hit show Boombox will also return to Here TV for Round 3 this Fall. Featured in a SNOG Frozen Yogurt commercial that aired across Europe, chosen as national ambassador for Société Perrier along with muse Amanda Lepore, performing for huge crowds internationally (including forthcoming 'Summer Rites' in the UK and 'Poptronik Festival' in Barcelona) and with new album Hard 2B Fresh in the works, this truly unique artist has already accomplished great things and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
For more information on Cazwell, visit www.cazwell.com or keep in touch via the social networks at www.facebook.com/CAZWELLmusic and www.twitter.com/CAZWELLnyc.