Lucas Caswell was born in Massachusetts in 1972. Ever since he was young, he knew all he wanted to do was perform. Realizing he didn’t really had what it takes to become a great actor or singer, he counted his blessings and started rap. First in Massachusetts and later, as a solo artist, in New York. And it was in the Big Apple that Cazwell, as he came to be known, became recognized as an anomaly: a gay rapper. Being annoyed by it at first, Cazwell soon enough realized that it was just a matter of time before people would see him less as a gay rapper, and more as a rapper who is gay. But this doesn’t necessary means he makes music only for gays. Cazwell’s work is inclusive.
A lot of his explicit texts are inspired by the gay surroundings, but Cazwell finds inspiration in everything life throws at him. It is probably that unique perspective that has broaden his audience, including members of all races, sexes and layers of our society. Basically what it comes down to, is that Cazwell just want to make music that creates a scene in which people can be colorful and themselves. In other words: have a good time. And that is exactly what he does.
In 2006 Cazwell released his first – short - album, Get Into It, which carried the hit All Over Your Face. 2009 saw the release of his first full-length album. 20 Tracks, including 8 bonus tracks and the hits Watch My Mouth, I Seen Beyonce and Tonight, has definitely put Cazwell on the international list of Rap, Dance, Electronica and Homopop music. While recording Watch My Mouth, Cazwell has also worked hard on public appearances, showing up at major events. He performed with Amanda Lepore, who’s debut album he produced, at Radio City Music Hall as an opening act for Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Tour. He also starred at Dior’s Homme 2008 after-party in Paris. Not to mention he performd as Kady Ga ga’s opening act and featured on her number 1 hit Just Dance. Now with his new video and single released this summer, Ice Cream Truck, it seems clear, Cazwell is a forced to be reckoned with. -B-CAZWELL | BEAUTIFULMAG