Today, the year-old has the opposite problem. Jam has a history of finding success where you'd least expect it. Born Nick Caminero, he started rapping at local talent shows in his native Lawrence, Mass. Distinto a los Demas , in at 14 years old. His favorite was then-rising star Daddy Yankee. The admiration was mutual, and Yankee asked him to become his hypeman. I was too young," he says. Yankee began criticizing his bad habits, even subtly checking him on a record. The shows forced him to develop his singing voice, which inspired him to head back to the studio.
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Nicky Nicky Nicky Jam. Born Nick Rivera Caminero, Jam, 39, has been writing and making music since he was 13 years-old, when he would spit freestyle raps while working in a grocery store. After his family moved from Massachusetts to Puerto Rico in the 90s, he met now-legendary fellow rapper Daddy Yankee. Eventually, the two formed the reggaeton group known as Los Cangris—but as the duo became more successful, Jam started to use drugs and alcohol. It not only cost him his relationship with Yankee, but also his career. I didn't know how to deal. Living in Colombia has changed Jam both personally and professionally.
Nick Rivera Caminero born March 17, , known professionally as Nicky Jam , is an American singer and songwriter of the genres Latin trap and reggaeton. While his early music exemplified traditional fast-paced reggaeton, his newer compositions place more emphasis on sung vocals and romantic lyrics. Born in Lawrence, Massachusetts to a Dominican mother and a Puerto Rican father, his family moved to Puerto Rico when he was ten years old.