Cero aka Estevan Palasquesea of South American Descent is no rookie to the Latin hip-hop genre. His strong grind started in Cali, Colombia just like a coffee bean waiting to get exported for the US. Influenced by Mobb Deep, Wu Tang, Outkast, and numerous others he developed a butchered Spanglish flow giving him the name 'Carni007.' In 1997 He smuggled his raw style back to the states where he connected with Tragiko, an MC from Chicago and began the group 'Trafikantez.' They successfully released an independent album, video and tour not to mention an extensive network that even the Colombian Cartels would be proud of. The group later disbanded due to creative differences. Fast-forward to 2005, Carnicero dropped the beef from his name and decided to start from scratch under the name Parcero or 'Cero' for short. He resided in the PG County side of Washington DC where he cooked his ideas the same way crack was made in the late 80's. His versatility and innovative lyrics have been featured in numerous mix tapes and compilations. Cero likes to consider his music as a grimy realistic balance between the negative and the positive aspects of life. After attending the Art Institute of Washington for Graphic Design and the Omega School of recording for Music Business, he established his company Cero Mundo LLC in 2006 that specializes in graphic design, promotion, music publishing, and marketing. That same year he released his first solo debut album 'Sacrificio' which includes production from Crooks Brothers, Tony Vinyl, Golden Chyld, Stretch and guest spots from artists like Calle Cardona, 4Esquinas, Camilo100Fuegos, Dshon, amongst others. The independent album included the hit single 'Ponete Pilas' on 97.5 FM and it came along with a strong street campaign. This collection of party songs, battle lyrics, story tales, street anthems, and controversial messages brings Latin Rap a distinctive new voice. With 'Sacrificio'continuing to move units in DC, MD, VA, NY, Boston, Miami, and Chicago and has even reached fans from Colombia to Mexico City, Europe and Japan. This album is bound to be a must have for any Latin Hip Hop collection.