Ramon Luis Ayala Rodriguez, the famous Puerto Rican reggaeton known by all as Daddy Yankee, retires from music after 32 years in the industry. On March 20, the 45-year-old reggaeton pioneer announced the news in an emotional video message, saying that his run has been a marathon but that he finally sees the finish line.
“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”said the singer of Rompe.
“I always worked not to fail them, 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, not to think about limitations and to work for their family and theirs. “he reflected.
“In this genre, people say that I made it world-wide, but it was you who opened the key to open the doors to make this genre the biggest in the world”
Yankee went on to explain how he has always wanted to inspire kids to dream big and not worry about limitations.“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 means a lot to me”he pointed.
Along with the news of his retirement, Yankee announced his latest album, “Legendaddy,” and its accompanying tour, the La Última Vuelta World Tour.
“Formally, today I announce my retirement from music, giving 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'”.
Why is Daddy Yankee retiring from music?
Although Yankee did not reveal the exact reason for his retirement, he seemed to hint at it when he was inducted into Billboard’s Latin Hall of Fame last year. “As you all know, I was 15 years old with big dreams when I started, as some of you may have now. And it took me three decades to understand that with discipline, wisdom and determination you can get to this moment. It’s about talent and work Lasted”he said in his speech.
“I never thought I would be the first urban artist to receive this award and be inducted into Billboard’s Latin Hall of Fame.”
Yankee continued: “One of my biggest goals as an artist is to unify nations, generations, languages and different nationalities. And I did it in my native language, Spanish. I always had this vision. I never wavered, I never lost focus. I have no words, thank you. Puerto Rico, let’s go upstairs.”
In addition to paving the way for reggaeton artists, Yankee has produced a host of hits over the years, including “Gasoline”, “Hard”, “Calmly”, “Slowly”, “Break” and many more.
So now that Yankee has achieved his goal in the music industry, what’s next for him? I guess we will have to wait and see.
When will Daddy Yankee be presented in Chile?
The last tour round is scheduled for September 27, 28 and 29 in Santiago, and there will be 3 concerts with which the “Big Boss” will say goodbye in Chilean territory.
Note: Don’t forget that all concert tickets are completely sold out.