Daddy Yankee will release his last album this week and go on his last tour this summer.
Daddy Yankee has announced his retirement from the music industry.
After the release of his farewell album, “Legendaddy”, which releases on March 24, the ‘Gasolina’ rapper, also known as the King of Reggaeton, will put up his microphone after three decades and eight studio albums.
“This race, which has been a marathon, finally sees the finish line,” the 45-year-old Puerto Rican entertainer, whose actual name is Ramon Luis Ayala Rodriguez, said in a statement on YouTube. Now I’m going to appreciate what you’ve given me.
“People claim I invented this genre, but it was love from my fans, who gave me the ability to unlock the doors, which allowed me to become one of the most famous in the world.”
Yankee’s last album will be a mash-up of all of the genres that have “characterized” his career.
“I’ll put all the styles that have characterized me on one album,” he continued. “‘Legendaddy’ is a battle, a party, a war, and a romance.” The Reggaeton legend has won a slew of awards throughout the course of his illustrious career, including Latin Grammys, Billboard Music Awards, Latin American Music Awards, and an MTV Video Music Award.
On August 10, his last tour will begin in Portland, Oregon.