From becoming a YouTube sensation after a million people viewed the ridiculously popular and oft-imitated "Ice Cream Truck" music video in a single week, to producing a steady flow of singles and videos that capture his engaging charisma, self-effacing humor and personality, Cazwell has earned credibility on and off the floor with a slew of anthemic and danceable electro-hip hop tracks. Cazwell is an unparalleled pioneer - being one of the very first openly gay rappers to embrace the hip-hop genre in full force and deliver it to the LGBTQ community unapologetically with catchy songs and first rate videos for over a decade.
This not-so-random white dude gathered an impressive and illustrious list of collaborators for his latest full length, "Hard 2 B Fresh" including Richie Beretta (Major Lazer, Jillionaire), Justin de Nobrega (Die Antwoord), Nicky da B (Diplo) - on one of his last collaborations, Peaches, Jesse Novak (M.I.A., Santigold), Big Dipper, RedTop (Beyoncé, Goldfrapp), Rupaul Drag Race All Star, Manila Luzon, DJ Fresh Direct and others to make for a fun, flirty and lively mix of bass heavy trap, electrified club beats and old school hip hop.
Cazwell’s critically acclaimed "Hard 2 B Fresh” went top 5 on iTunes and impressively showcases his hypomanic yet insightful take on pop culture. We’re proud to present to you a musical force who has been described as “what would have happened if Eminem had grown up on Madonna’s front lawn.” "Dance Like You Got Good Credit" featuring Cherie Lily was the first video released from the album, followed by “Downtown”,”¡Spicy!” and “The Biscuit” with Naaldekoker (Powered by Hornet). Cazwell also released the fan favorite."Hot Homo" - a parody freestyle of Bobby Shmurda's “Hot Nig*a”, alongside Big Dipper. All with well over a million and a half combined plays.
Notable tracks on “Hard 2 B Fresh” include “No Selfie Control” – a song Cazwell wanted to dedicate to narcissists like himself and anyone who has been guilty of taking more than 4 selfies in a day, “Dance Like You Got Good Credit” tackles the U.S. debt crisis – a situation Cazwell finds amusing because “we go broke trying to make ourselves look rich”, “Unzip Me” with Peaches – a track picked by the revered “Fuck The Pain Away” singer about getting a handjob at the club and “Guess What?” – the gnarly, horn-ridden electro collaboration with British pop star Luciana (Tiesto, Hardwell), that became a top 15 Billboard Club Play hit in the USA and UK. Beat impresario and DJ, Richie Beretta produced a number of the album’s tracks including “Helen Keller” – a term the rapper created for when a person ex-communicates someone from his or her life (“I don’t see you, I don’t hear you, I’ve Helen Keller’d your ass”) Don’t get it twisted, the Massachusetts-born Cazwell has proven himself to be worthy of the his reputation for being one of the hardest working talents in the business.
He tours the world every year playing to enthusiastic crowds and festivals, has had over 11 million combined video views on Vevo / You Tube, and has managed over 1 Million download / streams of his independently-released music (on Brooklyn-based indie, Peace Bisquit). Fans and critics from all over the world can’t get enough of Cazwell’s sexy, beat laden charm as evidenced in his oft-played classics, the disco-sampled “All Over Your Face” and Courtney Love’s personal favorite “I Seen Beyoncé At Burger King.”
Most recently, Cazwell co-wrote the hardstyle anthem collaboration “This Is Your Life” for Dutch duo Psyko Punkz, David Guetta’s divo Chris Willis and the legendary MC Lyte. He has been busy writing new songs with UK wunderkind, Jodie Harsh, preparing to launch his own label, producing and writing new songs for Amanda Lepore, as well as for his own forthcoming Summer 2017 E.P. Additionally, of note, Cazwell has been a favorite of film and TV music supervisors, having been featured in such productions having been featured in such productions as “Bad Girls Club,” “True Blood” and “Looking.” His video and club classic “Get My Money Back” (from his debut full length, Watch My Mouth) was used for an HBO’s ad campaign for “Eastbound and Down”.
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