Ramón "Raymond" Ayala Rodríguez. He was born on February 3, 1977. He is best know artistically as Daddy Yankee, is a Latin Grammy Award winning Puerto Rican reggaeton recording artist.
Ayala was born in Río Piedras, the largest district of San Juan, Puerto Rico. In his youth he was interested in baseball, and aspired to become a Major League Baseball player. He was unable to continue this sport when he received an injury to one of his legs, leaving him unable to walk correctly. He then became involved in the underground rap movement that was in its early stages in Puerto Rico, later to be called Reggaeton.