February 3, 1977
San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico
RamÃ³n Luis Ayala RodrÃguez (born February 3, 1977), known by his stage name Daddy Yankee, is a Puerto Rican reggaeton artist, songwriter and actor. Ayala was born in RÃo Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and was raised in the neighborhood of Villa Kennedy Housing Projects. Ayala aspired to be a professional baseball player, and tried out for the Seattle Mariners Major League baseball team. Before he could be officially signed, he was hit by a stray round from an AK-47 rifle while taking a break from a studio recording session with reggaeton mix tape icon DJ Playero.