Daddy Yankee’s rise, together with the rise of the reggaeton movement, was slow—simmering beneath the surface in the Puerto Rican underground. When both exploded into the mainstream at the start of the millennium, Yankee became one of the island’s most influential global ambassadors.
Their first album as a duo, Superhéroes, gives JKing y Maximan an energetic new sound that appeals to
both reggaeton purists and pop-fusion enthusiasts. For more music news and artist profiles, read the fall
issue of Z-LIFE magazine.
His life is tabloid fodder: a rags-to-riches story of a pastor-turned-rapper who’s traveled a few rough roads on his journey to superstardom. Learn how this Puerto Rican powerhouse became the artist we know today and a youth advocate for the leaders of tomorrow.
Salsa legend Willy Chirino likes to call the Miami Sound “a musical salad where the main ingredient is Cuban music—with sides of rock, Brazilian and Caribbean.” It’s a sound he helped to create, and after more than 35 years of hits, he shows no signs of slowing down…