Puerto Rican superstar Nicky Jam announced the return of Los Cangris, his duo with reggaeton music veteran Daddy Yankee. He also re-signed his record contract with Sony Music.
At the start of the millennium, Jam went from fan of Daddy Yankee to collaborator and the two formed Los Cangris. They recorded a number of early reggaeton hits together like “En La Cama,” “La Gata,” and “Guayando.” Jam admitted that the fame and money was too much too soon. He abused drugs and alcohol, which strained his relationship with Yankee. Following a diss track Jam released in 2004 aimed at Yankee, Los Cangris separated soon after.
After taking some time off to get his life back on track, Jam re-emerged this decade and mended fences with Yankee. He featured on “El Party Me Llama” from Yankee’s 2012 album Prestige. Jam became a force in música urbana again with his 2017 comeback album Fénix. Since then, he’s been keeping up with the new talent and fostering them as well on his La Industria Inc imprint. Signees include Manuel Turizo and ChocQuibTown.
Jam re-signed with his parent label Sony Music in a multi-million dollar contract. “Sony Music Latin is my house,” he said in a statement. “That is how I consider it, so it is a great pride and honor that they are putting their trust in my music again. Always grateful as the first time.”
With the future of his music career sorted out, expect to hear new tracks from Jam and Yankee as the reunited Los Cangris very soon.