De La Ghetto
|De La Ghetto|
|Birth name||Rafael Castillo|
|Also known as||El Jefe Del Bloque
The Boss Of The Block
El Jefe De La Versatilidad
De La Geezy
September 17, 1986 |
New York City, United States
|Origin||New York/Puerto Rico|
|Genres||Reggaeton, Urban, R&B|
|Labels||Masacre Musical Inc., Fight Klub Nation, Sony, Def Jam|
|Associated acts||Arcángel & De La Ghetto
Jowell & Randy, Zion & Lennox, Juelz Santana, Alliance, Miguel Apollo
Rafael Castillo (born September 17, 1986), better known by his stage name De La Ghetto, is an American reggaeton singer originally of the duo Arcángel & De La Ghetto.
Rafael was born in New York and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He was born to a Dominican father and Puerto Rican mother. In 2004, he collaborated with reggaeton artist Arcángel (born Austin Santos) to form the duo Arcángel & De la Ghetto; the group debuted with the single "Pégate", which was featured on Naldo's mixtape Sangre Nueva in 2005. He along with Arcángel signed to Zion's label Baby Records, and have appeared on numerous reggaeton albums including the compilation Mas Flow: Los Benjamins. In 2006, De la Ghetto began his solo career and appeared the next year on two hit singles, the remix of "Siente el Boom" by Tito el Bambino and a collaboration with Randy, "Sensación del Bloque". De la Ghetto's solo debut album which has been watched on Youtube over 26 million times. Masacre Musical was released in 2008. Masacre Musical peaked at #46 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart in the U.S.; its single "Tu te Imaginas" peaked at #33 on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart.
- 2008: Masacre Musical
- 2013: Geezy Boyz: The Album
- The Boss Of The Block (2007)
- The Boss Of The Block Vol. 2 (2007)
- Masacre Musical Mixtape (2007)
- Masacre Musical Presents: El Movimiento (2008)
- Masacre Musical Presents: El Movimiento Vol. II (2009)
|Year||Title||peak chart positions||Album|
|U.S. Latin||U.S. Latin|
|2008||"Es Difícil"||42||—||Masacre Musical|
|2009||"Tu Te Imaginas"||33||—|
|"Come Out and See" (featuring Mavado)||—||—|
|"Lover (Remix)" (featuring Juelz Santana)||—||—|
|"Momento Que Te Vi"||—||—|
|"Stripper Pole" (featuring J-Merk)||—||—||Masacre Musical Presents: El Movimiento Vol. II|
|2010||"Tapu Tapu" (With Jowell & Randy)||—||—||El Jefe De La Versatilidad|
|"Tumbao" (feat. Yandel)||—||—|
|"La Reunion De Los Vaqueros" (With Wisin & Yandel,Franco "El Gorilla", Tego Calderón, Cosculluela)||—||—||La Revolución Live Vol. 1|
|"De La Calle" (featuring Ivy Queen)||—||—||Drama Queen|
|"Tu Y Yo"||—||—||Mi Movimiento|
As featured artist
|2007||"Aparentemente" (Yaga & Mackie featuring Arcángel & De La Ghetto)||42||La Reunión Callejero Flow|
|2010||"Mala Conducta (remix)" (Alexis & Fido featuring Franco "El Gorilla", Arcángel & De La Ghetto)||—||Perreologia|
|2010||"Tu Me Robaste El Corazon (Remix)" (featuring Fidel Nadal)||—||Mi Movimiento|
|2012||"El Jefe" (Los Vagos featuring De La Ghetto,)||—||"Vida Acelerada"|
|2012||"Actúa (remix)" (J Alvarez featuring Zion & De La Ghetto||—||Imperio Nazza: J Alvarez Edition|
De La Ghetto took his stage name from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air episode Def Poet's Society, where the character played by Will Smith makes up a poem to impress a girl, and says it was written by a poet named "Rafael de la Ghetto", since his real first name is Rafael.
- Birchmeier, Jason (2008). "De la Ghetto > Biography". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-03-19.
- "De la Ghetto > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-03-19.
- "De la Ghetto > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-03-19.