Daddy Yankee is considered the pioneer who inspired a generation of reggaeton players.
The King of Reggaeton, Daddy Yankee, retired from music this weekend with a series of concerts in Puerto Rico. His career of more than 30 years has inspired a generation of urban artists, who pay tribute to his legacy.
Yandel, MC Ceja, Maldy and Elena Rose are some of the artists who expressed their admiration for Daddy Yankee. Yandel said that Daddy Yankee was an inspiration from the beginning of his career, he was one of the pioneers. “When he was famous, I was in the neighborhood trying to survive. So I have a lot of respect for Daddy Yankee,” he said.
MC Ceja, one of the most veteran reggaeton players, remembers how in the mid-90s he competed with Daddy Yankee. a rap artist, and Yankee’s style and delivery was something that was unique to hear at the time,” he said.
The veteran rapper assured that Daddy Yankee had a lot of influence in the composition and production of his song ‘Confusion’, with which he opened his first album, ‘Luz Solar’.
To end his successful career, Daddy Yankee released his latest album, ‘Legendaddy’, in March 2022, which exceeded 600 million views in less than a month.
Maldy, another old school reggaeton artiste, said that although he accepts Daddy Yankee’s retirement, he considers that he still has gas in the tank to continue with music.
Elena Rose, a new artist, said that Daddy Yankee was the person who “opened a lot of doors for us and paved the way for us to do what we do today.”
Daddy Yankee is an artist who left an indelible legacy in urban music. His influence can be felt in the music of today’s artists, who are following in his footsteps and taking reggaeton to a new level.