Mixing Dominican roots, New York swag, and pure love of music, Zawezo is becoming a respected and recognized figure in the Latin music industry. Zawezo, with his music, lyrics and versatility will take you through almost every human emotion both in English and Spanish interchanging the two cultures musically to where they become one unique sound: Zawezo Del’Patio.
Zawezo was born in the Dominican Republic and later in life moved to New York. He found himself passionate about music at an early age. Zawezo enjoyed listening to American hip hop artists, such as Naughty by Nature, Wu Tang Clan, and MC Hammer.and Michael Jackson. These artists inspired him to discover a new world of music. Although he did not speak English, he soon learned how to sing every word and dance every step he saw in American videos.
As young as ten years old, Zawezo began entering street battles in towns throughout the Dominican Republic. Thru this process, Zawezo realized that each challenge was an opportunity to express himself and find his own unique voice. After winning many battles, Zawezo was encouraged to take his street battles to the next level and start performing at the local clubs. Zawezo joined the Dominican Republic’s Air Force at the age of 16. Even while going through his cadet training, Zawezo continued with his music, battles and street venues. Music was now his life.
After his service in the Air Force, Zawezo moved to the Bronx, NY to continue his musical career. With the desire for music running thru his veins, Zawezo became friends with local musicians and rapidly learned to speak English. It was there in the streets of The Bronx, the birthplace of Hip Hop, that Zawezo’s met his future recording partner Sensato and together they created the group Del’Patio; the next chapter in his musical career Del’Patio was first known as an underground urban Latin hip-hop group from New York. They broke grounds in the industry as one of the only groups at that time singing and rapping in Spanish. Their name spread like wildfire within the industry and their fan base expanded just as fast. Zawezo and Sensato Del’Patio had made their mark. Each accomplishment brought them deeper into the world of music. In 2007, Bridgez Magazine named the duo “Artists of Tomorrow”. They began appearing major media outlets such as Univision’s Sabado Gigante, (Spanish-language television’s #1 program) and Depierta America, MTV Tr3’s “Sucker Free Latino, “ Mun2 (a NBC Universal network). In 2008 Radio & Records Magazine listed one of their songs as the No.6 most played single by Latino DJs in the U.S.
After years of hard work, dedication, and struggles, the group had a Hit Song titled “Watagatapitusberry” Zawezo-Sensato Del’Patio had accomplished a milestone in their careers. After more than a year of promotion and performing “Watagatapitusberry”, they received a call from Pitbull to remix the song. While Sensato signed with Pitbull, Zawezo respectfully declined Pitbull’s offer. Zawezo wished his longtime friend and musical partner success while he launched his solo career.
In 2011, Zawezo Del Patio released his first project as a solo artist titled “La Independencia” hosted by AJ El Kallejero and engineered by Dj Dubbz. Zawezo’s sincere desire to create something uniquely his own came from the mixtape, “La Independencia.” (The Independence). It celebrated his freedom to be himself but also to showcased his street swag. The booming bass and kicking drums, along with his compassionate delivery and bold lyrics, sets the tone for the mixtape and lets you know that Zawezo was ready to move into his career as a solo artist.
Zawezo got back in the booth with the goal of providing his fans a high quality project. He began collaborating with some of the top producers in the latin industry such as Young Hollywood, A&X Gill Double G Music, KO El Mas Completo, original producer of “Watagatapitusberry”, and Grammy Award Winning producer, Echo the Lab, who also engineered the project. Zawezo, with one feature on his album, “Notch” (“Hay Que Beuno” and “Dale Pa Tra”), along with his team of producers created Zawezo’s debut solo album titled “El Circo.” The first single off of this album titled “Un Ramo De Flores” reached No.4 on the Romance Charts in Mexico.
After “El Circo”, Zawezo took time to give back to the community. He was involved in charities such as Songs of Love where he wrote personalized songs for terminally ill children, Mission One Voice where he performed for the troops and their families… He also participated in events such as Back to School Festivals hosted by La Mega where he donated school supplies to children, Secret Santa for the kids, serving holiday meals to the less fortunate.
Remembering his struggles as a child growing up in the Dominican Republic, Zawezo decided to go back to his roots to donate school supplies to the children.As Zawezo continued his musical journey, he found ways to constantly evolve his sound.
Music and creativity runs thru Zawezo’s veins. He continues to generate new music and videos. From the Dominican Republic to the Bronx, Zawezo continues to challenge himself with his music and unique style, Latin Trap, Hip Hop, Pop, Romance, Tropical Latin Rhythms, in both English and Spanish.