Just when we all thought the sexiest gay rapper was confessing his love to us, turns out he has heart in knots over someone else. Himself!
Yeah, you heard that right. Cazwell’s “I Love You” is a love letter to Cazwell. “Self-love is the most important kinda love and it comes first,” he reasons. “I’m determined to not have a boyfriend this year so I can focus on taking care of and loving myself.”
Good. So we have a year to work our way into his life.
In the meantime, we have his new video to drool over. It features Cazwell as Danny Zuko, hanging with is whistling T-Birds in the auto shop. “Like every kid in the 80s, I watched Grease 100 times,” he laughs.
The song is corny but catchy and fun. It features Bridget Barkan, formerly with Scissor Sisters, singing a sample of the “Ooh Boy, I Love You So” melody from the Rose Royce classic. It also re-unites Cazwell with Chris Bracco, his collaborator on past hit singles, “Ice Cream Truck” and “Loose Wrists.”
“I’ve never written a love song before and I’ve never shown my vulnerable side, really,” Cazwell continues. “I know this isn’t your typical Céline Dion type of love song but it’s the only way I know how to do it.”
If you’ve been under a rock for the last ten years, Cazwell launched his career in the New York underground. Some of his biggest hits include “Ice Cream Truck,” “I Seen Beyoncé At Burger King,” “¡Spicy!,” “Cakes” and “Rice & Beans.”
He takes pride in being one of the first out rappers and is excited about the growing number of artists coming out of the closet today. His message to them and to all fans this pride is to never quit chasing the dream. “Continue to make your art and realize that some people will look at it and some people won’t but you can never stop.”
Cazwell’s “I Love You” is available on iTunes, Spotify, and all major digital retailers via SNOWCONE NYC.
For more information, visit Cazwell.com.