TEXAS | Hip Hop Artist | Songwriter | Producer | U.S. Air Force veteran
|Genre: Hip Hop
Influences: Fugees, OutKast, Big Pun, Notorious BIG, Jay-Z, Sublime, Frank Sinatra, Selena, Pharrell Williams, Missy Elliott, Kanye West, Q-Tip, Jackson 5, El Grupo Mazz, Barry White
Born in Madrid, Spain and raised on the border of South Texas (Brownsville), Carlos Servando Cavazos, or as most know as Carlton Zeus aka KillSwitchZeus, is a Mexican-American hip hop artist whose debut EP Nine Lives Three Wishes has scored him a top spot among hip hop independents.
With radio singles "Sharpie Solo" and "Alpha Child" first premiering on Zeus' hometown radio station Wild 104.1 FM, day one loyalist were reassured a movement was underway. Since debut, Zeus has shared the stage with such artists as Big Sean, Tory Lanez, Waka Flocka, Shwayze, Mayday Parade, and Red Jumpsuit Apparatus.
"I don't care what he said.. I ain't never heard of em"
- Toby Keith, Country Music Singer/Songwriter
Zeus is revered for his reflections of odd living; raised among fellow pelados pushing everything from raspas to Jesus to spare food stamps to anything you can fit into a northbound commute.
In his music he travels through time - past, present, and future; delivering moments of leisure, passion, and clarity - attributed to a four year intermission of US active duty military service (2004-2008), life, death, love, and everything in between.
"Mexican, Hispanic, Latino, Brown.. whatever you need to label it as….I grew up poor & ambitious.. and in my travels of everything cliche I stumbled into a lifestyle that main stream hip hop never told me about. I want to tell that story." - Zeus
Currently, Zeus is working on follow up album KillSwitchZeus with platinum producers Steveo Valdez and Ace 1 scheduled for release in early 2016 with a live tour, music videos, and more merchandise to follow. Stay tuned.
- 2014 - Nine Lives Three Wishes
- 2010 - The Spread
- 2015 - The Skeleton Key