Ozuna Praises Daddy Yankee for Uplifting Younger Artists

Ozuna, last year. Photo by Gustavo Caballero/South Beach Photo/REX/Shutterstock (9767906by)

Daddy Yankee has been hailed as the King of Reggaeton, and he served as inspiration for many young artists giving this genre a shot. His frequent collaborator Ozuna happens to be one of them, and he praised the Puerto Rican singer for lifting others up.

Ozuna recently reflected on his decade in an interview with Rolling Stone, and named Daddy Yankee’s record Mundial as his favorite album of the 2010s. He also praised him for taking his music to another level by constantly collaborating with rising reggaeton stars.

“It’s important for a star to help uplift younger artists – that’s what Daddy Yankee does, and I am building a family in music, too. Guys like Daddy Yankee, Wisin y Yandel, Jowell y Randy… they inspire me and make me believe in urban music today,” explained Ozuna.

Ozuna and Daddy Yankee teamed up on several occasions in the past, and their most successful collaboration, “China,” topped the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart.

Ozuna also told Rolling Stone he intends to foster his collaborative approach to music in 2020, and make different rhythms and styles alongside other artists.