Raymond Ayala (Daddy Yankee) was raised in Villa Kennedy, a public housing project in the capital of San Juan, Puerto Rico. At a very young age Raymond wanted to be a baseball player and everyone agreed that he was well on his way to the major leagues. However, one summer night the 17-year-old was involved in an accident that permanently damaged his leg. Ever since that event over a decade ago Daddy Yankee has dedicated his life to his true passion, creating music.
Daddy Yankee produced his first recording coached by the talented hands of DJ Playero, one of the pioneers of Reggaetón (a musical genre born in Puerto Rico during the early ‘90s from the fusion between classic Salsa, the traditional Puerto Rican Bomba, and the urban rhythm of Hip Hop.). Audiences immediately fell in love with Yankee’s lyrical ability and creative style. Soon, he was crowned “The king of improvisation”. His vibrant energy has created a musical sensation that has crossed language and cultural ... Read full biography