Make It Make Sense

Help me figure something out here… You were everyone’s favorite person to be around. It’s six months later and the mention of your name is followed by eye rolling and someone immediately changes the subject. That’s the part where I’m grateful for. You don’t want to hear negative things about a person. Especially if they’re not there to defend themselves. However, it’s things that people noticed. Its different when your with a person solo. As oppose to being with ten other people.

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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. 

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. 😍