Puerto Rican singer best known as a former member of the acclaimed reggaeton duo duo R.K.M. & Ken-Y. Following the duo's 2013 breakup, he began releasing solo singles like "El Malo" and "Mujer Peligrosa."
He began performing as Rakim in high school but changed his stage name to avoid confusion with the American rapper of the same name.
His 2008 album with Ken-Y, The Royalty: La Realeza, was nominated for a Latin Grammy for Best Latin Urban Album.
His real name is José Nieves. He married Lizbert Cruz in 2009.
He performed alongside Kenny Vazquez as one half of R.K.M. & Ken-Y.