“I see the finish line”

New York-Daddy Yankee has been on a world map for reggaeton with hits such as “Gasolina” and “Somos de Carre” for more than 30 years, and has been on a farewell tour with music. Surprised the fans by announcing his retirement. , “Con Calma” and “Despacito”.

With his success, he became one of the greatest idols of Latin music and won six Latin Grammy Awards.

“This marathon career can finally see the finish line,” the 45-year-old Puerto Rican star said in Spanish in a video posted on his website on Sunday night. “This genre is said to have been globalized by me, but it was you who gave me the key to open the door to making this genre the largest in the world.

“Today we officially announce our retirement from music by offering the best production and the best concert tours,” he released his first album “No Mercy” in 1995, and a few years later the iconic “Vario”.・ Fino. “

The Yankee, whose real name is Ramon Luis Ayala Rodriguez, will release “Legen Daddy” on Thursday night. It is defined as a “collector item” that includes all the styles that defined him. “‘Legendaddy’ is a struggle, a party, a war, a romance,” he said of the album. This is the first album in 10 years since “Prestige” in 2012.

In the summer, the 41-day tour “LaÚltima Vuelta” (meaning the final lap or round) will begin on August 10 in Portland, Oregon, across the United States, Canada and Latin America. It will end on December 2nd in Mexico City.

Pre-sale tickets will go on sale on Friday and the general sale will start on March 30th.

“I always encourage you to fail, look for problems, have a lot of discipline to make your children leaders, dream of growth, think about limits, and work for your family. “Their people,” said the singer known as “the king of reggaeton.”

“In the neighborhood where we grew up, most of us wanted to be drug dealers. Today I go to Balius and a small village, and most of them want to be singers. That’s me. Has many meanings. “

He concludes with gratitude to his fans, colleagues, producers, broadcast media and the press. “Especially you who were with me from the beginning of reggaeton, from the basement, from the roots.”

Associated Press