The news of Daddy Yankee’s retirement from music continues to generate all kinds of repercussions. It is the end of a very important stage that lasted 32 years and left a long list of hits with which thousands of fans will continue dancing to the rhythm of reggaeton.
In addition to being a singer, songwriter, rapper, and producer, Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez stands out as a Puerto Rican radio host and businessman. But what few know is that he has also ventured into the world of film and television with brief appearances.
Next, we review a list of four movies or series where Daddy Yankee shone.
In 2004, the singer made his acting debut; At that time, the interpreter of “What happened, happened” was 27 years old. That year he was part of the short film “El Cangri”, directed by Carlos Peres and shared credits with other figures such as Baby Rasta & Gringo.
Shortly after, Daddy Yankee returned to the recording set with a special participation in the horror movie called “Vampires”, directed by Eduardo Ortíz. On that occasion he played the character “Bimbo”, boyfriend of Mariela, one of the protagonists.
Years later came a leading role. Daddy Yankee stood out in the movie “Talento de Barrio”, where he put himself in the shoes of Édgar Dinero, a young man who lived in hamlets in Puerto Rico and who, fed up with the daily violence in the streets of his neighborhood, decides to escape from the world of drugs through music. The film directed by José Iván Santiago was a success and grossed more than 1.6 million dollars, approximately.
Daddy Yankee was part of the documentary/musical directed by James Chankin and S.Leigh Savidge, which analyzes and reviews the reggaeton movement from its beginnings and roots to its current popularity. DJ Playero, Luny Tunes, Mexicano, DJ Blass and DJ Nelson, among other artists, also participated in this production.