September 17, 1985
Zacardi Renye Louis Cortez (born September 17, 1985) is an American gospel musician and Christian R&B artist. He started his music career, in 2012, with the release of The Introduction by Blacksmoke Records. His second album, REloaded, was released by WorldWide Records in 2014. Both albums charted on the Billboard magazine Gospel Albums chart. His first release was more successful with chartings on The Billboard 200, Independent Albums, and R&B Albums charts. Early life: Cortez was born in Houston, Texas on September 17, 1985, as Zacardi Renye Louis Cortez. His spiritual and music mentor, John P.