Daddy Yankee and Don Omar Face Off In Puerto Rico: Watch
Reggaeton fans in Puerto Rico were treated to four straight nights of the most anticipated Latin urban concert of 2015, with Raymond Ayala (Daddy Yankee) and William Landrón (Don Omar) facing each other during the launch of their The Kingdom tour at Coliseo Jose Miguel Agrelot in San Juan.
The show was billed as a musical fight, divided into four rounds (about 25 minutes each). It started with Daddy Yankee performing “Rompe”, “Seguroski”, “Gata Ganster”, “King Daddy”, “Lo que pasó, pasó” and “Mayor que yo”; among others, while in the other corner Don Omar was ready to hit the stage with songs like “Ronca”, “Repórtense”, “Dale, Don, dale”, “Blin blin”, “Dale más duro” and “Déjala."
The first three assaults were based on the solo career of the two urban icons, who performed their biggest hits and used the stage to fire up fans with what they call "la tiraera"(free style, improvised raps) to prepare themselves for their face-to-face in the final round.
At that point, UFC announcer Michael Buffer introduced Daddy Yankee as "the greatest urban act of all time" and Don Omar as "the king of reggaeton." Both artists walked to the middle of the stadium and faced off in a first-of-its-kind rap battle in the Latin world.
"Fighting" aside, Don Omar and Daddy Yankee took pains to compliment each other.
“In front of Puerto Rico, I want to say thank you for your time, God bless you and your family," Don Omar told Yankee, who replied: “You’ve been a person who motivated me through all the years. I recognize that Don Omar is talented and I admire and respect him," he told the crowd.
Watch the final round below:
After the face-to-face round, both artists walked among the audience singing Don Omar's "Danza Kuduro".
Daddy Yankee vs. Don Omar's The Kingdom will continue in 2016 with stops in more than 50 cities.