To say goodbye, will release next Thursday the 24th of his latest album, Legendaddyand confirmed a final concert tour that will be called ‘The Last Return’.
This is how Daddy Yankee announced his retirement from reggaeton
Through a video posted on his Instagram account, the singer made the announcement to his fans.
“This race, which has been a marathon, I finally see the goal. Now I am going to enjoy with all of you what you have given me, what you have given me,” began Raymond Ayala, first name of the Puerto Rican artist.
“In this genre, people say that I made it world-wide, but it was you who opened the key for me to open the doors to make this genre the largest in the world,” he emphasized.
The 45-year-old artist acknowledged that his followers have been “the greatest treasure I can have in my career” that spans 32 years.
” I always worked not to fail themso as not to ask for problems, with a lot of discipline, to be able to inspire all the kids (young people) to be leaders, to dream of growing up, not to think about limitations and to work for their family and theirs,” he reflected.
“In the neighborhoods, where we grew up, most of us wanted to be drug traffickers. Today, I go down to the neighborhoods and the hamlets (public housing), and most want to be singers. That is worth a lot to me,” he said.
However, he assured that ” formally, today I announce my retirement from musicgiving you my best production and my best concert tour, and I’m going to bid you farewell to these 32 years of experience with this collector’s item, entitled Legendaddy”.
What is known about the last album that Daddy Yankee will release
In said production, the artist assured that will present “all the styles that have defined me in a single album”, which will feature a lot of “party, war and romance”.
” I leave with the greatest of thanksmy audience, my colleagues, all the producers, radio, press, television, digital platforms and you, who have been with me from the ‘underground’, from the roots, from the beginning of reggaeton”, he added.
” I love you with my life; over and outDaddy Yankee, ‘The boss’, DY says goodbye,” he concluded.
Daddy Yankee’s career
Daddy Yankee started his musical career with the album ‘Playero 34’, by music producer DJ Playero, and where the word reggaeton was heard for the first time.
Due to the talent that DJ Playero saw in Daddy Yankee, he decided to place him at the beginning of his next productions, that is, the editions of ‘Playero 35’, ‘Playero 36’ and ‘Playero 37’.
The renowned artist also had the opportunity to release his own albums, the first being ‘No Mercy’ and ‘El Cartel de Yankee’.
Daddy Yankee, with his vision of taking the reggaeton genre to another level, continued to participate in other productions, and also joined a duet with Nicky Jam, releasing the album ‘Hazando escante’.
However, the duo split up, giving Daddy Yankee the opportunity to release the album ‘Barrio Fino’ in 2004, which included ‘Gasolina’, a song that exploded the career of the legendary reggaeton player.
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