The last Sunday daddy yankee announced his retirement from music with the release of his latest single “Legendaddy”, leaving behind him 32 years of extensive experience in the urban genre, in which the “Big Boss” made it clear who is the “master” of the street.
Puerto Rican singer, rapper, producer and composer say goodbye to the platformsbut urban music will remember him, in addition to his multiple achievements in the genre, for having marked generations with his lyrics that made the jargon of the neighborhoods known worldwide.
Yankee sang to the world what life is like in the Puerto Rican “hamlet”, and at the same time connected with millions of Latin Americans who identified with his compositions “from the street”.
And it is that “The boss” is not a simple singer, it is a movement, and he himself has recognized it since its inception. He represents a before and after of the genre that saw him born with “Playero 34”, the famous album by producer DJ Playero, where the word “reggaeton” or “reggaeton” was heard for the first time.
terms like “Fine neighborhood”, “presea” and “bien guilla’o” they were exported from Puerto Rico to other parts of the world, making Latin American neighborhoods transcend physical and cultural borders.
Here are some terms that Daddy Yankee has “stuck” in his songs that are part of several albums where “fronting” and sexuality say present, from “ElCangri.com” (2002) to “Talento de barrio” (2008).
– Registration: undergarment, usually sexy. This word was used in the song “Latigazo” (2002), in the verse “Women to’ those records that make them move.”
– Vulture: mischievous, flirtatious and womanizing man. He also appears in “Latigazo” (2002): “There are many vultures looking at you with a good eater. Blass, go ahead for the girls”.
– Buzz: keep up, move She appears in the emblematic song “Gasolina” in 2004: “Zúmbale mambo so that my cats can start the engines”. Incidentally, “cat” refers to a sensual woman dancing.
– Groom: be well dressed, groom In “Gasolina” it is mentioned in the verse “she grooms herself to the corner”.
– Janguear: go out and have fun with others. Yankee sings “Janguea en carro, motoras y limosinas”, referring to a woman who likes to party everywhere.
– Presear: constantly pushing someone to the limit of annoying them. In “What happened, happened” Daddy Yankee sings “Presea, dale, presea. If we are no longer together, another woman watches over me ”, alluding to the fact that his ex-partner is upset about her new relationship.
– Candle: It is related to sex and lust. The reggaeton player mentions her in the song “Dale Caliente” (2004): “More candle, move that fabric, My rumba sneaks in to burn your skin.”
– Put chambon: speed up a vehicle. Appears in “Don’t leave me alone” (2004): “Run in my lane, speed up, screw up, what? Let’s go”.
– Guilla’o: arrogant person. Main verse of the song “Rompe” (2005): “Rompe, roto, roto (bien guilla’o)”.
– Shoulder strap: woman who is dedicated to crime or has no scruples. Yankee makes reference to a woman who cruelly ended her love relationship in “She Picked Me Up” (2007). The verse goes like this: “I loved you more than the stars, bandolier. You threw ours on the ground”.
– Bichotte: person with a hierarchical position. He appears in the song “Jefe” (2007), where Daddy Yankee extols his fame: “The mother is a bichote and they are street. Who says that you are street?” This term has been used in numerous songs by other Puerto Rican exponents, including Bad Bunny.
– Farmhouse: where low-income people live. In “Somos de calle” (2008) Daddy Yankee highlights how people live in the neighborhoods of Puerto Rico: “wow, what a nice name you gave the village”.
proud of the neighborhood
Daddy Yankee, a native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, has highlighted the neighborhoods of his native country for decades in his songsalways proud of its origins.
When announcing his retirement, he said he felt good about “being able to inspire all the kids (young people) to be leaders, to dream of growing, not to think about limitations and to work for their family and theirs.”
He also stressed that for him “it is worth a lot” that in most neighborhoods the boys before “wanted to be drug traffickers”, but today, after the rise of urban music, “low for the neighborhoods and the hamlets and the majority want to be singers”.
The 45-year-old reggaeton recognized that his followers have been “the greatest treasure I can have in my career” and those who have given him the “key” to turn the urban genre into “the greatest in the world.”
His latest album: “Legendaddy”
His farewell album combines “Leyenda” in English and “Daddy”his stage name, referring to his career full of successes and world hits.
The project was released to the public last Thursday, and contains 19 songs with great collaborations with artists of the moment, among which are Bad Bunny, Sech, Raw Alejandro, Pitbull, Myke Towers, El Alfa, Becky G and Natti Natasha.
It is the seventh studio work of his career, which hits the streets under the record label El Cartel Records and with the distribution of Universal Music Group.
The image of the album, a goat with the initials GOAT, has attracted attention. Some connoisseurs of the genre interpret it as an abbreviation of the expression “Greatest of all times” or “The best of all time”.