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Cazwell: The Music Industry Isn’t Homophobic. It’s Just Not-Making-Money-Phobic

“Ice Cream Truck,” NYC-based rapper Cazwell’s “song for retards” and hot Latino boys, probably paid for a few new pairs of high tops since he inked an endorsement deal for the song. But are there other riches for a gay rapper in the music industry? (Because after all, the only way to measure success and self-worth is with dollar signs, commas, and zeroes.) “I think I’m welcomed in any (air quotes) industry that they feel like I’m gonna make them money,” says Caz. “I don’t really feel that the music industry is homophobic. I think that they’re only phobia is not making money.”