Estevan Palasquesea goes by code name Cero Mundo is a Washington DC native of South American descent who started in his career in the Colombian Hip Hop scence. His witty lyrics can be political and focus on all kind of topics from immigration to living life to the fullest. His grimy, radical, Spanglish delivery can deliver a positive message or reflect on the negativity that he has experienced on the streets. His song writing abilities has listeners rewinding the tracks and repeating his clever lyrics and hooks. He is strong vocally in his music and the Latin Hip Hop genre. Before Cero started to pick up the mic he was a graffiti writer and would travel every summer to Miami to visit his cousins. On one Spring break in Miami his cousin introduced him to his close friends First Platoon (Miami's 1st underground group). After hanging out with them and listening to their freestyles over Wu Tang Clans beats, he was motivated to try to write his own lyrics but was unable to. In 1995 he moved to Cali,Colombia where he attended weekly block partys and was introduced to the Cali Hip Hop scene. At 16 he met local dancers, taggers, and MC's which inspired him to rap and where he would develop his own Spanglish style. His style was so raw he went by Carnicero the butcher in spanish. To overcome his stage fright he came on stage with a machete. He collaborated with other artists and started a group called Buddah Bandits. He collaborated with the local artists and started a group called Buddah Bandits. The group appeared on local TV shows, newspapers and performed weekly including Buenaventura, Jamundi, and the Cali festivals. The group shared the stage with established acts like Control Machete, Aterciopelados, Sandy y Papo, and Los Generales. In 1998 Carnicero smuggled his experience and music back to the US to seek employment and to reach the next level. During this time Big Pun was making a strong impact on Hip Hop and Cypress Hill released a Spanish album. With no internet and no connections to DC music studios, by way of his Colombian connections he met another Caleño rapper based in Chicago by the name of Tragiko. The two started a group called Trafikantez, they were one of the first artists to produce a fusion of Hip Hop with Colombian sounds. The group released an EP De Calidad Por Cantidad and went on promotional tours to DC, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, New York, Boston, & Puerto Rico. Their music was featured in the Puerto Rican magazine "In The House" and they shot a video for the first single "Trafiking" by Niche Studios (Big Pun Documentary's). The group began a network of Colombian rappers "Locombian Connection" from Colombia to Miami to NY to Boston. Trafikantez toured Colombia and in 2004 they disbanded due to creative differences. After dropping the beef from his name, he chose to go by the name of Cero or Cero Mundo. Through his support from his New York peers QueTv records and with the help from Calle Cardona he began to record his 1st debut album Sacrificio. He distributed the physical copies out of his trunk to local stores and online. The first single "Ponete Pilas" which included a heavy sticker campaign helped him get his name known on the streets. The 2nd single "Nadie Sabe Nada" was featured in the Top 10 of Hip Hop en Espanol charts on Batanga.com (1st Latin Internet radio). In 2008 he teamed up with DJ Cabezon (Top Latin Hip Hop Mixtape DJ) and released a mixtape entitled "Para Spanglish Marka Cero" the mixtape received great reviews and shout outs from Pitbull, Peedie Crack, NORE and Mellow Man Ace. The first singles included Trapiando and a video which was shot in Medellin, Colombia and Esto Ta' Pesado a video which was shot in Miami. His music impressed Mellow Man Ace (The Godfather of Latin Rap) and they record a track for his album La Familia Vol. 1 releasesd on Latin Thug/Koch Records. For his sophmore album "Firme y Paciente" he teamed up with DJ Boom from Listen Vision Studios who has worked with artists like Raekwon, Krs ONE, Mobb Deep, and many others. The album features a collaboration with Mellow Man Ace , La Clicka (Medellin), and Dshon (Miami Underground artist). On this album he introduces a fusion of sounds that introduce the 1st ever go-go/cumbia song and salsa fusion as a reminder to his Trafikantez days. Cero released a single "La Llorona" which was picked up by an independent film "Rock Creek" and the video for La Llorona was featured at the movies premier. He recently released his 1st video "Chicha" from his upcoming album "El Tokecito", with positive reviews world wide and a few leaked tracks from the mixtape "Desprogramado". The upcoming project will be a cross promotional project. He is also the owner of Es Chevere Designs, graphic design company based in Maryland and provides consultation to many local artists.