UPDATED May 16th, 2018

So, you say you’re a Daddy Yankee fan? Test your knowledge of the Reggaeton king’s life and music with our list of the 10 things you might not know about Daddy Yankee:

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1. His real name is Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez.

2. His stage name is derived from Puerto Rican slang: a “Yankee” is someone tall, or a big shot in his field. His other nicknames include: King Daddy, El Jefe, The Big Boss and El Cangri.

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3. He turned to music after a stray round from an AK47 landed him in the hospital for more than a year, and ended his hopes for a career in professional baseball. He still carries a bullet in his hip.