Intent on furthering his career in communications through education, Markivus joined the NAVY within the Air Traffic Control program. In 1999, while stationed in San Diego, fellow Air Traffic Controller, Mario Johnson, owner of The Bomb Entertainment, invited Furyus to work with him at his home studio. This collaboration resulted in an establishment of Furyus as an artist. After being called into operative military duty, he was eventually released from active duty in 2002. In 2003, Furyus created his own label, Stand Alone Music, and began releasing his own work. In San Diego under SAM (Stand Alone Music).