Monday, March 2, 2009
R.K.M & Ken-Y
Rakim (RKM) and Ken-Y first started their career in Puerto Rico, performing at house parties and other small-time gigs. José Nieves (RKM), and Kenny Vazquez (Ken-Y), started singing together in high school. But they were heard and soon signed by a local label, and they have been growing in popularity ever since.
Known for their reggaeton music, the duo also blends in a little hip-hop to give them a unique sound.
They released their first album in February 2006 called Masterpiece. Their first hit single reached the number one spot on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart in 2006, and Masterpiece also debuted at number three in the Latin Billboards. They released a live version of their Masterpiece album also in 2006, entitled Masterpiece World Tour.
The duo celebrated thei first anniversary of their debut album Masterpiece with the release of Masterpiece Commermorative Edition that was released in April of 2007.
R.K.M. & Ken-Y went on tour and have traveled internationally to places such as Mexico, Canada, Spain, and Colombia.
In September of 2008 they released their fourth album called The Royalty/La Realeza, and they also released a bonus track version of this album.
The two have since guest appeared on several different songs, including Pitbull (see below), Daddy Yankee, and Don Omar.
In just two years, R.K.M & Ken-Y have become the new face of reggae music, and have been accepted all over the world.
Ken-Y was quoted saying, "Our mission is to use our music to reach all kinds of people: young kids, adolescents, adults, rappers, Christians - everybody - and bring Reggaeton into areas of the world where it's never been before."