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Cazwell: ‘I Purposefully Wrote A Song For Retards’

I think that people don’t like to think so much, so I purposely wrote a song for retards. It was summer song. Visually for the video, I think it made a big difference that all the boys were smiling. Because sometimes when you see a guy that looks a little more thug or street, they try to keep it all down. But working at clubs with go-go boys, I knew the ones who smiled were more approachable and made more money. I knew I wanted them to smile. It made people smile and turned them on.

—Rapper Cazwell, on his writing process for the ‘mos, which resulted in the uber-catchy “Ice Cream Truck” [via]

By:           JD
On:           Oct 26, 2010
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  • 31 Comments
    • alan brickman
      alan brickman

      Awesome!!! Now watch the pc bobbleheads go nuts on his words….

      Oct 26, 2010 at 10:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Craig
      Craig

      So is he saying he wrote this song for Sarah Palin and he like?

      Oct 26, 2010 at 10:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • REBELComx
      REBELComx

      And yet both his video and song sucked compared to that Kazaky video queerty put up last week. Some of the boys in Cazwell’s video are definitely fun to look at. But I can only stand that video if it’s on MUTE. Seriously the song and video are cheaply and poorly produced and a 5 year old watching sesame street could have come up with the lyrics which don’t even really rhyme or flow very well. Seriously, “It’s All Over Your Face” is still the best thing Cazwell’s come out with.
      The Kazaky video on the other hand was well crafted, sexy as hell, the music was well produced and the lyrics were actually even MORE simple than “Ice Cream Truck” but were still more entertaining.

      Oct 26, 2010 at 10:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kamikapse
      Kamikapse

      @alan brickman:
      Oh great.. So, can I trust that you won’t go nuts, the next time someone runs around using the word fag, just to prove how oh so radical he is… oh wait, Queerty does that frequently in headlines.. nm.

      Oct 26, 2010 at 11:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • daveny
      daveny

      Who?

      Oct 26, 2010 at 12:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • no thanks
      no thanks

      he has chronic bad breath.

      sayin.

      Oct 26, 2010 at 2:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tallest
      Tallest

      What a dick. I’ve never heard of him, but still, calling your fan base retards seems like a bad marketing strategy. Never mind the fact that “retard” is just generally not a nice word. But whatever, assholes abound.

      Oct 26, 2010 at 2:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MJ
      MJ

      So… We get all up in arms about people using Gay, etc. yet no one seems to care he used the word “retard”? I think it is horrendous how easily gay people use this word…

      Mr. Brickman, your comment could easily be pulled from any number of articles on kids being bullied for the assumption they are gay.

      Oct 26, 2010 at 2:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bruno
      Bruno

      “Retard” IN “Fag” OUT. Apparently.

      Oct 26, 2010 at 4:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Soupy
      Soupy

      There’s a modern variant of it that I hear all the time now. “Fucktard”

      Oct 26, 2010 at 5:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Anthony
      Anthony

      I hate the word retard…its one of my pet peeves

      Oct 26, 2010 at 6:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brandon H
      Brandon H

      So if you enjoy his video/song your a retard (sic)?

      Thats like saying if you let me fuck you in the ass your a fag.

      Way to keep fans caz.

      Oct 26, 2010 at 6:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JumpingUp
      JumpingUp

      It takes a retard to know the retard audience.

      Oct 26, 2010 at 7:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Xak
      Xak

      That was a lot more enjoyable with the volume turned off. ;-)

      Oct 26, 2010 at 7:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • nineinchnail
      nineinchnail

      Judging by the thread title I thought he wrote for Gaga. Oh, hold on, no 4th graders write her cr@p.

      Oct 26, 2010 at 8:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike D
      Mike D

      @ RebelComx…Unfortunately I thumbed up your comment by accident, so I feel I must respond to your post in kind…Cazwell’s ‘Ice Cream Truck’ was the catchiest, yet most ridiculous song to come out this summmer for the gays. It had hot, Latino dancers doing what they are paid to do best – make us hard, happy and smile a smile that makes us think that we are the only one’s in their sights. It was brainless and painless – exactly what ALL of Katy Perry’s, Rihanna’s and any of the other gay anthemist put out this summer (of at any other time). The difference is that it was geared specifically for us – not a gay anthem by product. I like Cazwell. He gets it, and by ‘it’ – I mean ‘us’. We are not too hard to please in terms of catchy, eye candy infused ditties. The last few seconds alone blew Kazaky’s video and song way out the water. I mean really…

      Oct 26, 2010 at 10:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JumpingUp
      JumpingUp

      Mike D. : If that video by this nasal-chipmunk-voiced cazwell with those okay-but-not-spectacular hispanic guys dressed as “thugs” is what is supposed to get “it” or “us” (meaning gay males) I’m sure relieved I moved out of the gay ghetto before my I.Q. dropped that low.

      Oct 26, 2010 at 11:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • McMike
      McMike

      People need to check their envy levels here. I doubt Cazwell actually meant the mentally-challenged when he used the word “retards”. I think the ‘retards’ he meant are the ones who’s lives are so dull they need to sign on to Queerty to bitch about dumb shite.

      btw, I’ve hung out with Cazwell before and he’s a great guy. It takes a lot of humility to deal with the fame NYC can throw at you in order to remain humble and survive. If you’ve ever had a two second conversation with Cazwell you’d know he’s not actually referring to the retarded here.

      Oct 26, 2010 at 11:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JumpingUp
      JumpingUp

      No, McMike. It’s not “fame” outside for few clubs. He’s not humble. Everybody who knows him says he’s an ass. And he did mean retarded aka mentally-handicapped in order to stir up some attention to himself.

      Oct 26, 2010 at 11:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BubbasBack
      BubbasBack

      With morons like this one, IT WILL GET BETTER. NOT! Burp.

      Oct 27, 2010 at 11:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TheInsider
      TheInsider

      Gay rappers and thugs! Great for our future!

      Oct 27, 2010 at 11:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      I find this no different than what Britney Spears, lady googoogaga and miley cyrus types do so if our culture celebrates their sexuality then what’s the big deal? We should all support gay twinks and their conceit too. right?

      Oct 27, 2010 at 11:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CityBred
      CityBred

      That song sounds like that Carvel commercial. “Ice cream and cake do the ice cream and cake..” Maybe it’s a goof on that commercial.

      Oct 27, 2010 at 1:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CityBred
      CityBred

      Ewe, I love hot conceited twinks! And the guys in this video are sort of hot. Except for that Caswell guy with that awful voice and the whole thing is so horribly done.

      Oct 27, 2010 at 1:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • McMike
      McMike

      @JumpingUp: And who do you know that knows him??? I knew Cazwell rather well when I lived in NYC and he’s not some jerk who’s going to be throwing around the word ‘retard’ without talking about dumb ass people.

      It’s insane you’re trying to say everyone who knows him yadda, yadda, yadda when I can assure you you do NOT know one single person who’s actually hung out with the guy.

      Oct 27, 2010 at 5:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Idiot
      Idiot

      @McMike: “the word ‘retard’ without talking about dumb ass people.”

      You’re an idiot.

      Oct 27, 2010 at 6:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mm
      mm

      I like him. I like that a lot of his songs are not stereotypically gay sounding. So sick of the way gay = camp

      Oct 27, 2010 at 8:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • McMike
      McMike

      @Idiot: Hey, I understand. I’d be pissed to if I belong to that class of retards. You need to learn exactly what the root of your negative attitude is and I suggest glancing at the mirror to figure out the real problem. I understand completely. You’re a social reject. Deal with it.

      Oct 27, 2010 at 11:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • McMike
      McMike

      @mm: Cazwell has a lot of talent. During my year in NYC his “All Over Your Face” was a great song and there’s nothing better than hearing a song in a NYC club by a NYC artist while that artist is in the room. It gets really old dealing with these tired, bitter queens who can’t stand the thought they’ll never get 30 seconds of the fame Cazwell and others have achieved so they desperately try to bring them down to their level.

      Oct 27, 2010 at 11:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JumpingUp
      JumpingUp

      McMike : Why is Caswell/cazwell/whatever such a good guy? What was he doing in New York after coming here from that upper crust Jewish suburb of Massachusetts? Charity work? Working on getting guys off of drugs? And this ice cream song IS absolutely, as was mentioned, stolen from that “ice cream and cake” commercial (by the Buckwheat Boyz). But even THIS song isn’t as stupid as that “I saw beyonce at burger king, she bought whatever and onion rings..” Ugh. With that nitwitty voice.

      Oct 27, 2010 at 11:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JumpingUp
      JumpingUp

      Whoops. Never mind, McMike. During your “year in NYC”? Making a visit here and thinking it’s so thrilling to hear a song while the “artist” is in the room might have been a thrill to you, but it happens all the time in bars in NYC. You’d have to live here to know this, and to really know the feedback about this caswell person.

      Oct 28, 2010 at 12:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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