Tejano Hip Hop Crooner | Song writer | U.S. Military Veteran
Carlton Zeus | Texas Hip Hop artist
Tejano Hip Hop, Alternative Hip Hop, R&B
ZEUS. El Mero Necio, Lebron Burgandy, General Doom Love, KillSwitchZeus, Cavazos,
Big Sean, Tory Lanez, Machine Gun Kelly, Logic, Alessia Cara, Deftones, Schoolboy Q, Waka Flocka, Mayday Parade, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Offspring, Dustin Lynch, Cole Swindell
Humphrey Bogart, Selena Quintanilla, Andre 3000, Pharrell Williams, Jay-Z, Notrious BIG, Michael Jackson, Sublime, Queen, Stevie Wonder, El Groupo Mazz, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, Tupac Shakur, Vicente Fernandez
"When rapper Carlton Zeus breaks into “Volver, Volver” or name-drops Freddy Fender, ask yourself: Where else but San Antonio would someone combine all these elements?"
- Katy Vine, Texas Monthly Magazine
"His unique combo of Mexicano cumbia with modern hip-hop and rock beats are punctuated with vocals so smooth, they can only be described as seductive"
- Chris Conde, The San Antonio Current
"High energy performance"
- Paul MaGee, CEO, Global Groove Entertainment
"I don't care what he said.. I ain't never heard of em"
- Toby Keith, Country Music Singer/Songwriter
Born in Madrid Spain and raised in Brownsville, Texas, Carlos Servando Cavazos, or “Carlton Zeus,” performs as ZEUS. El Mero Necio. A U.S. Air Force Veteran and Mexican-American hip hop artist, his delivery, and eclectic play on all things Tex-Mex, has earned him a top spot among independent Texas musicians. ZEUS has been hailed as the Freddy Fender of hip hop and his independent release “Three Strikes You’re In,” and the famous “Necio Cumbia,” are South Texas anthems played across festivals, quinceñera’s, backyard barbecues, and border clubs alike.
From brisket & beers with The Randy Rogers Band in New Braunfels to tequila toasts in Houston with Mannie Fresh or backstage antics with Jesse Turner of Siggno, ZEUS embodies the intersection of Tejano, Country, and Hip Hop.
His upcoming project is inspired by ZEUS’s journey to reconnect with his roots in the Rio Grande Valley prior to his departure for U.S. military service. Several tracks on the cumbia-infused and genre-bending album are being produced by multi-platinum and Grammy Award winning producer Happy Perez (Ariana Grande, The Weeknd, Miguel, Halsey, Juice WRLD, Lana Del Rey), El Dusty, Steveo Valdez (Maroon 5, Lil Wayne, MGK) and Blue Mariachi’s Robert Gomez III with Chris Perez on guitar.
Upon the album's drop, a tour across the southwest will begin as new music videos, merchandise, and a docuseries are released. Visit MeroNecio.com for more and find ZEUS. on all major music platforms.
From Brazil to The Great Wall of China and all the way back to Texas. Thank ya'll for reppin your boy across planet earth.
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