The history of Latin urban music will owe an eternal debt of gratitude to Daddy Yankee. One of the pioneers of the genre who will retire from music at the beginning of 2023 when he finishes his farewell tour. But before that, the soloist has presented what could be his last song.
It is a collaboration that at the moment has no official name or release date. But in this matter the important thing is not the what or the when but the who. Because the one from Puerto Rico has confirmed that it will be a song with Wisin y Yandel and another guest artist yet to be revealed.
It will not be the first time that the reggaeton player and the duo of musicians and producers have collaborated. In the past they already did it in songs as famous as Don’t leave me alone, Everything starts at the disco or If you knew, among others. Songs that demonstrate the obvious good chemistry between two of the biggest names in the industry.
It was last March when Daddy Yankee surprised the world with his announcement. The singer published an emotional message to his fans on his web and social profiles, where he announced that he was retiring from music and that he would do it in a big way with a new album and a big tour. LEGENDADDY, his farewell album, was released next Friday, March 25, and his world tour, which will be called La Última Vuelta, will kick off in Portland, Oregon on August 10, 2022. Legendaddy was Daddy Yankee’s first album in 10 years but there was still one last song to do.
This race, which has been a marathon, finally sees the finish line. Now I am going to enjoy with all of you what you have given me, what this genre has given me. People say that I made it global, but it was you who gave me the key. I have always worked to inspire all the kids to be leaders, to dream of growing, not to think 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 and most of them want to be a singer. Today I announce my retirement from music giving you my best production and my best concert tour. I will say goodbye celebrating these 32 years of experience with this new collector’s item, the Legendaddy album. I’m going to give you all the styles that have defined me, in a single production “he explained in his farewell speech.
The reggaeton player will visit Spain this summer and will do so in two festivals that are loaded with urban talent. The first of them is Madrid Puro Reggaeton Festival, which has been forced to modify its date to adapt it to the calendar of our protagonist. Daddy Yankee will hit the stage on July 15 and the next day he will do it at the Puro Latino Festival in Torremolinos.