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Gay rapper Cazwell hauling his 'Ice Cream Truck' to Lux on South Beach Sunday night

BY STEVE ROTHAUS, srothaus@MiamiHerald.com

Ice Cream Truck rapper Cazwell is a sucker for a fun song.

"Everything I write and produce I test out when I DJ. For the most part, I make music people can have a good time to,'' says Cazwell, who performs late Sunday at Lux in South Beach.

Cazwell -- who's never before visited Miami -- came out at age 18 and started in the music business playing dance clubs in Boston. "I only played to straight people. Gay clubs weren't interested at all. They only wanted drag queens.''

He "came to a conclusion that no matter how good I am, no matter how good my songwriting is or my videos, straight people don't want to hang out with gay people in the hip-hop industry.''

Now living in New York, Cazwell wrote Ice Cream Truck for a friend's upcoming film, Spork.

"I wanted a really fun, immature beat, like the sounds from an ice cream truck,'' Cazwell says. "We wrote it in a Chinese-food hangover.''

The Ice Cream Truck video has more than 2.3 million YouTube views. It features lots of male rear ends in underpants. "My manager said come up with a video for the song,'' Cazwell recalls. "I said I'm going to put as much ass crack as I want.''

Cazwell, 32, says some people complain the video "objectified the guys the way straight videos objectify the girls.''

His response: "I didn't objectify anyone who didn't want to be objectified.''

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Cazwell performs Sunday night at Lux (formerly Liquid), 1439 Washington Ave. Doors open at 10 p.m. For more information, visit Edison Farrow's SoBeSocialClub.com

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2.3 million YT views? Really...? Can't find such number on any of the YT posts of the clip.

At over 60,000 views, still great video anyway.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w02QxQZGQc&ob=av2e

There are several versions of the video out there. Here's the official version linked from Cazwell's homepage:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXXZpr8YlSI&feature=player_embedded

2,377,597 views as of this morning

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