In control!! Grabbing life by the balls!!

What’s up, Nachos? 🤔🤗 

 
Life has been quite amazing these past few months. I’m thankful for those that have inspired me. Those that allowed me to be me. Those that have pushed, believed and never gave up. I sit and think 💭 “Oh Shit!! I’m actually doing everything that I was scared to do!” Don’t get me wrong… I’m scared shitless!! 😲 However, my confidence level is going up. I mean when you’re seeing how many people view your posts. Actually leaving positive comments. Along with seeing yourself in acting mode. I was once told that I’m the most overconfident and under confident anyone has ever met. It’s an agreement. 😩

 

 
This summer we have tons of shows coming up. This is going to be lit!! Aside from filming an upcoming series. It’s still unreal as I blog this. Yep!! This is my life and I am truly grateful, blessed, thankful and humbled. 
Let me tell y’all a little something about it…….
Being part of such an amazing project with great writers, production and cast members. Is truly a good thing. I’m not going to spill too much. You just have to follow the instructions. Go to @vishmerricktvshow on instagram click the link in the bio. I will say that I’m in love with my character. His name is “Cutty”. He’s kind of a smart ass, that is into his hair more than anything. Word on the street is that he’s dangerous… 😲 
 
Looks like trouble for Cutty. It’s amazing that the three of us are acting and performing together. We are on a whole new level with what we do. 
Three the hard way. 
I’m learning so much about becoming an entertainer. Also, what comes along with it. I didn’t realize how folks disappear when you start doing something you actually love. I was recently on the phone with a few people. I started telling them about what’s going on. Only to get a “I’ll call you back!” I’m still waiting on that call. Or, when you mention to relatives and they change the subject. It’s cool… I’m good. I can’t worry about it. I’ll still support when I can. They claim it’s you… Ummm, No. However, trust and believe I’m not mad or upset about it. It’s just like… “Damn, You think that folks would be proud and want to promote, celebrate and support each other.” It’s cool! You can’t let it stop you from pursuing a dream. You just have to keep going. They just won’t be there. Shout out to my best friend, Nico. He’s been yelling at me for years. To stop playing and pursue my dream. Telling me it’s not too late and not to give up. I try to do the same for him. He’s a dancer and is really dope!! 
 
I do have some great people behind me that cheer me on. If they can’t make a show. They’ll at least send a gift. Make that phone call. Or, even plan something nice. 
 
It was really awesome that my family came and showed support. ❤️❤️❤️
 
Family that calls and check on you. They make sure that I’m eating and not going crazy. 😂 That actually cares about what you are doing. ⬆️
This is really all I need. I do have a lot of folks to thank. Besides the people in photos above. Andre, Josiesboy, Stephen Spruill, Mario, Rachel Love, Roberta Hill, My Sister Toni, Frances Burke, Monica and Lisa, The Vargas family, Malik Williams and Nicholas Ryan Gant. 
So… I’m enjoying the fact that I’m fully in control of my life. Making my own decisions. Living for me!! Doing what I enjoy. Like I said.. Life is awesome and I’m grabbing it by the balls!! 
Anywho, I’m about to get me something to eat. Which I need to start eating healthier. Send me some vegan recipes…. Don’t forget to click that link!!! 
 
The many moods of Chazz Anthoney Cabrera. 🕺🏽🎬🎤  Don’t worry.. They’re all cool. 🤗
I’ll just call for backup!! ⬆️ Seriously, though. Check out the trailer and teaser. It’s on YouTube as well. 
It’s been real!! Be good, Live for you and say your prayers!!
✌🏽❤️

The heard our Cry… Xscape is back!!

Nachos!!! It’s finally happened!!!

Xscape is back together!!! 
 
As a teenager in the 90s. I had Super Mario Brothers, Baseball and Good Music. Personally, it was the best era ever. As far as, music is concerned. We had some of the best artists!! Most of them were groups. Back then you had to actually have talent to even get a record deal. These four ladies definitely had talent. In 1993 we had En Vogue, TLC and SWV to name a few. They were super duper dope!! Amazing videos, concerts, posters you name it!! Then suddenly this group of young ladies name Xscape comes out. I remember seeing “Just Kickin’ It” on Video Soul. Immediately I thought Kandi was the bomb!! I remember purchasing the Maxi-Single from The Wiz. You can clearly tell this was definitely the 90s. With what I previously mentioned. 😂😂  They had a string of hits. They were everywhere!! Eventually, I had posters of them on my wall. 
 
This album I literally had to buy over and over again. Due to having a cassette player. 😲 😂 Chyle… Then suddenly all of them were my favorite. My cousin Cassandra use to say that Latocha was her cousin. Lol!! Because the favor a bit… Anyway, back then magazines kept us informed. As well as, the disc jockeys. It was like… “When is the new album dropping?
 
Okay… When this album came out. I understood everything they were singing about. And related to it. When “Feels So Good” came out.. That song was so damn lit!!! That single was another buy multiple times.  I had purchased a new stereo with 5 disc changer plus cassette decks. You couldn’t tell me nothing!! 😂😂 I had that album on repeat. I liked that the videos had a sequence. Chyle… We were all mad at Zeebo. 😡 Their swag was dope!! I was feeling Kandi’s hair on that one. Years ago by and then….
This had to be my favorite album!! Actually, it is!! 🙌🏽🙌🏽  “The Arms Of The One Who Loves You” will always be a favorite. Along, with “All I Need”, “One Of Those Love Songs” etc… I remember hearing, “Softest Place On Earth” on the radio. Then after the song played. Dude announced that they’ve broken up. Wtf?
 
I’m thinking… “This is the album that will shut everyone down” 😢 Already, we’ve gotten wind of SWV breaking up months before. En Vogue was now a trio. I’m like it’s all over…. Please, TLC don’t break up. It’s now 2017… I’ve seen an episode of Unsung. It featured Xscape.. Finally, we got to see and hear. What went down. However, it didn’t seem like they would ever reunite. I’m going to be honest as a fan. I do remember when the came out with a song and new number. I was like, “Nope!!!”  I got to see Kandi and Tiny on reality television. The Scott sisters were in plays. But they weren’t together. Months past and Kandi is live on Facebook. It’s Xscape!! Saying that they are reunited!! Look at God!! 🙏🏽 They sound great rehearsing for their upcoming show. Hopefully, they’ll get the props that they deserve!! It’s long overdue!!! Welcome back ladies!!! I’ve missed y’all!!!
Until then… Be kind, Remain Awesome, Live for you and Love yourself!!! 

Romper… RompHim… Romp huh???

Nachos, We have a situation here!! 🤔

 
The past few weeks there has been a stir. Dudes sporting rompers. At first I thought. “Why?”. 🤔🤦🏽‍♂️ What is going on? Clearly, when I think of a Romper. I think of this.
 
Now, I’m all for expressing ourselves. Also, I posted a weeks back about not having a problem wearing a kilt. That’ Romper was what I had in mind. Then my friend Tony “Josiesboy”. Who has a weekly podcast every week. Titled, ” Call me when it’s over..” was discussing fashion. He hit the subject about Rompers. Him and I both worked in the same retail store way back. When it was Romper season. We saw this:
 

 

Again… That is what came to mind. He voiced his opinion. I kinda agreed with him. I pretty much can say that I’m not too much of a fan of the Male Romper aka RompHim. If you like it. That’s your choice… I’m still going to hang with you if you wear one. 😂😂  I’ve seen a few and I will say you definitely need to have the body for one. 
 
 

   

 
These are some that I’ve seen. These are not for me!! I’m not going to try to pull it off. Maybe it will work for you!! Some can be quite revealing. I don’t want my print to be a discussion. Hmmmm 🤔 It’s the thing that’s happening at the moment. I’m too skinny to sport one that short anyway. I did see some pretty cool ones. If I jumped into a RompHim. 
 
This one is actually my favorite. It doesn’t give a feminine tease, either. If I did… I would totally wear this. 
 

 

Here’s some other ones I though were rather dope!!
 
I fancy this one, as well. So, overall I think I’m here for the ones that I like. Who knows??? I may wear one. I doubt it! But you’ll never know… 🤔
Stay tuned!!! Dudes are walking around with their asses out!!! Without any underwear. I smell something funny… 
 
Until next time… Stay Dope!!! Say your prayers!! Live the dream!! 

 

A Singer, Actor and Blogger. With a 9 to 5.

My apologies Nachos.. 😢 

It’s been a minute… I’ve been pretty active lately. Living the dream. Getting my life together and conquering fears. 
 
I’ve mentioned in a previous post that 8 months ago. I’ve been performing with award winning artist, ToniSteelz. It’s been quite an amazing and interesting journey. Wait!!! It’s been freakin’ awesome!! 😊🕺🏽🎤🙌🏽 Those that actually know me. Know that I have this peekaboo personality. At times I can be outspoken and giddy. Then crawl into a box and hide. That’s what happens when I have to face a crowd. How the hell do you dream of becoming an entertainer and you get all scared? It’s been a work in progress and it’s coming to fruition. It’s truly amazing when you meet someone and that is understanding can see that you have a gift. That has faith in you and brings you on their journey. I’m working on my grandpa habits. Yes… I like to go to bed early. Especially, if I have to work early in the morning. If we have a show that night and I work that next morning. I’m flying home… Well, the last few times I’ve stayed and hung out. We do need to spend more time together. So Gramps, will let his hair down.
 
😂 Personally, I need to not box myself up. When I’m going through issues. I’m learning, Chyle.
Can I truly tell y’all that… I’m so happy, thankful and blessed with everything that is happening right now!! It’s hit me!! I’m an artist!!! It’s time to work hard and bust my butt!!!
 
Anywho, We’ve been performing all over the city together. We’ve been getting great responses. I’ll admit that I’m not powerful vocally. However, I’m getting there. I have a voice, it’s just that I’m finally learning to like it. I’m looking for a good vocal coach. So, whoever is reading. Please reply with info. 😊 It a great feeling when we walk off the stage. Folks walk up to you and tell you how great we all were. It’s like “We kicked butt!! 🙌🏽🙌🏽” Our last performance. We ended the show differently than usual. We usually close out with, “They Don’t Even Know Yet”.  Which we did but.. We usually end the song together. This time around, Toni introduced the band, Jelani Maleeq and I. Then she walked off. Then we were singing the hook with the band. Then Maleeq walked off. It was just the band and I. I couldn’t just run off behind him. So, I kept singing. Then we ended. Omg!! It felt good 😊 I felt confident and comfortable. It’s noticeable too!! I’m blessed and honored to be performing and becoming a family with them. ToniSteelz, is a phenomenal artist. I’m not just saying that, either. She’s a Hip Hop artist, an actress, a radio personality, does voice overs, producer,  director and motivator. Wait!! A hairstylist as well. Jelani Maleeq, can sing his face off!! I definitely look up to him as an artist and a friend. I’m learning a lot from him. He’s a comedian too!! 😂😂 His singing can bring me to tears. He’s dope!! 
 
ToniSteelz and The Steel Tonez “Jelani Maleeq and Chazz Anthoney “
We get along really well. We’re grown adults with a vision and don’t have time for nonsense. We’re go getters aiming high. We support each other and are a united front. The last few shows we’ve added a few artists. To perform with us.. The Infamous King Of Positivity “IKP” and Verse. Two truly amazing artists!! Each song has a message. You will leave with something. Hope y’all can come and check us out. 😉
 
Verse, Chazz Anthoney, Jelani Maleeq and IKP. We look like a Boy Band. 😂🙌🏽🕺🏽 I love it!!
Things are moving pretty quickly with us. We have a bunch of shows lined up. Throughout the summer. It’s going to be a blast!! This is truly a blessing! 🙏🏽 I’ll hit y’all with links for upcoming appearances. 🎤
 
Come through and get to know us… We’re a fun group of friends. 
Besides performing together we all have side projects. ToniSteelz is currently working on an upcoming series. I don’t know if I can say too much at the moment. But I’m proud of my sis. 🙌🏽 Recently, she reached out to Jelani and I about having a role on the series. When I found out. I literally screamed!! We got the script. I must say.. The writing is awesome!! It’s a great script!! I read my part and couldn’t stop laughing. I would love to see my character go somewhere. He has potential. 😂 We filmed a few scenes and it was a challenge. I’m kind of a sophomore at acting. So, I did mess up a few times. I had to keep going back and looking at the script. I’m looking forward to working with them in the future. I’m really hoping because it’s a great project. We chatted after we filmed. I’m working on not being so shy. I’m going to work on my craft. I’m honored to be part of an amazing project. I love my character a lot. Everyone was truly kind and supportive. There’s a group of amazing actors, writers and crew. I can’t wait to see it all. I’m hoping everything is a success!! It was a blessing. My confidence level is pretty high now. If folks are going to see and hear me. I’m on film now. I can’t be scared now. I’m only going up!! I’m happy as all get out!! I’m proud of myself!! I’m sure my mother is smiling down at me!! I’m Chazz Anthoney Cabrera. A singer, actor and blogger. Just living the dream. 
 
Thinking about what’s next… 
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For upcoming appearances and events www.tonisteelz.com
Until next time.. Remain awesome, Live for you, Love Yourself and Say your prayers. 

Irritable Male Syndrome (IMS) #MalePMS

Hi there, Nachos!! ✌🏽❤️

Let’s start by making this clear. I’m not making any comparisons to what women go through. During that time of the month. Being brought up around a bunch of ladies. As well as, in my circle. I know better.
Although, women jokingly say this about men.. “I think he’s on his period today.” Yes! Dudes get a little bitchy at times. Joan Crawford even quoted “I love playing bitches. There’s a lot of bitch in every woman. A lot in every man.” I love her!!! I use to compare moods with astrology signs. But if everyone is acting up at the same time. What then? Not everyone is a Pisces. I’m one and I can be super sensitive at times. According to some, I’ll even give a Broadway performance. #Shade 
 
Crazy part, though…. It’s so true. 😲🤦🏽‍♂️
I’m not saying that about all Pisces either. However, it’s a proven fact. That we are the most sensitive in the zodiac. As well as, the most creative. 
I’ve been called out lately for being grumpy, unruly, winey, moody, flip-floppy. Then there’s a time when I turn into “Charley 2.0”. I’m dancing, extremely happy all that good stuff. I’ve been told I’m on my period. Men do not suffer the agony of what women go through. Do we get the side effects? Regarding attitude? Maybe??? 
I had some time on social media. I was scrolling and seen a clip from “The Doctors”. They were talking about “IMS” Irritable Male Syndrome. Male PMS, as they stated. I have seen a lot of Men.. Straight and Gay switch it up. As if it were a females monthly time. I do hear men claim of “Cramps and Cravings of this and that.” Dude!! It’s just gas and you probably have the munchies. Or, you’re just plain hungry.
 
Ladies, give dude a good movie slap for that!! 😂
As they were saying, the male testosterone level. Is rather high when he wakes up. Mines is really high!! 🤦🏽‍♂️😂  Anyway, we have all this energy. Plus along with exercise and a good diet. You’re pretty energetic and pumped. Whereas, a male that doesn’t exercise, eats poorly.  Will probably just have that level upon awakening. Then it’s probably hell for the rest of the day. I don’t exercise too much. That’s changing.. Due to my music career. I eat what and when I want. No meat, though. As well as, a stoner. I’ll wake up in the morning. Say after a show. Now, I’m pumped about the performance. The feedback is always good. I’ll have a few drinks, smoke then eat like crazy. The next day, I’ll get up pumped. Shower, dress have coffee. Then I’m good. Nope!!!
I’ll turn into the most evil person. I’m totally harmless, I don’t look good behind bars. However. I’ll complain, snap at someone. I become a total crybaby. I’m working on this. Work in progress, y’all! “Me being defensive, will never change. Some people are just too offensive!” Today I was cranky, I probably got about 3 hours sleep. I’m a huge coffee drinker. Shit was no help. 😢 Around noontime I wanted to go in a corner and cry. It was because it’s Monday and I’m sleepy as hell!! Plus, I was starving. 
 
Other times, I can be giddy and exploding with joviality. I’ll be super chatty and animated. Most people think I probably downed a few uppers. Nope! That’s actually a normal Charley.
 
Ain’t I handsome?!?! Yes!! 😘
They way we take care of our bodies. Reflects our moods day to day. Is it PMS… I doubt it!! Now ladies… I can’t imagine what you all go through. During that time of the month. However, I will say “I’m sorry… If I ever pissed you off!” Although, some of y’all.. I did on purpose. I’ll treat you to some chocolate and Motrin. 
I’m going to say that it’s just an excuse for us guys. To use when we’re moody. We just needed something to call it!!! I AM DEFINITELY USING IT!! I actually have IMS today. 
Until then… Be good to each other. Tell someone you love them. 
Peace Nachos!!! ✌🏽❤

The way we look…

So nachos.. 

Quick reminder!! I will be performing with ToniSteelz and friends at The Well. It’s in Brooklyn. In the Bushwick section. Thursday 5/11 🤗
So, last night. I was having a conversation with a few individuals. About the way fellas are dressing these days. I sport a Mohawk hairstyle. Which at times it’s complicated. 🤦🏽‍♂️ Thankfully, it’s at length where I can quickly snap in a few pieces and jet. Yes! I’m a male that enjoys a good hair extension. Once in a while. 🙋🏽‍♂️
 
See…. 
Which lead to this blogpost. I was told that men shouldn’t wear their hair long, permed, weaved etc… I’m like.. 🙄 “Who gives anyone the right to say, how someone should look?” 🤔  Especially, when the so called critics look like Dr. Seuss 😲. And… That’s on their good day. It’s been done for years. Like our favorite Motown singers have done it.
 

 

Nat King Cole hair was on fleek back then, as well.
 
Listen.. The way we choose to look. Is the way we express ourselves. 🕺🏽Not every look is for everyone but it’s for us. A lot of gentlemen wear their pants hanging off their buttocks. It may not work for you. However, it’s the look they chose. They didn’t do it for you. They did it for them. Let’s just hope their drawers are clean. 🤔😂
 
I know a few that dress like this. However, most are actually in suits. During the day. 
To the older generation… I’m sorry. It’s here for a while. 😂
The Met Gala was a few days ago. I saw a photo of singer, Maxwell. Sporting a DSqared2 ensemble. Instantly I was mesmerized.. I want to wear something similar. That looks great on him. It’s fun it looks very comfortable. It’s today!!!!!!!! Slayed!!! 🙌🏽🕺🏽
 

 

I’m sure a few people will disagree with me. However, it’s my opinion. It’s understood it’s not for everyone.
Getting back to hair!!! I love the way us gentleman are keeping our hair these days. Some go for the unkempt and untidy look. To long flowing colorful locks. I hear a lot of, “Dudes, walking around with curls. Looking like girls.” I mean really. Step out the box and get with it. Not everyone looks good with a cesar or buzz cut. If a dude does curl his hair and shit. It doesn’t necessarily mean he’s gay. It’s just how he likes to wear his hair. As well as men with ponytails. There’s nothing wrong with it. It’s all about expression and creativity. We have to stop being so critical and narrow minded. Stop labeling people too!! 🙄🤦🏽‍♂️ Here are some looks that I think are rather dope!!!
 

    

See…. 
 

   

These are dope… You just have to choose the look that’s best for you. If you choose not to have hair. It’s your choice. Who cares?
There’s a lot of awesome looks. That I’ve seen for the spring and summer. My bestie Nico actually has great fashion sense. I’ll feature him soon. Here’s some good looks that you may like.
 

      

 
There’s something for everyone!!! You have to have fun with your appearance. Step out the box and live!!! Well…. Until then, Nachos… Remember that you are amazing and don’t let anyone tell you different!!! ✌🏽❤💕🕺🏽
 
Just me at work.. Sporting short hair. 😍