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How Nicky Jam Triumphed Over Drugs, Weight Gain and Beef With Daddy Yankee: 'I Was Too Young'

One of the biggest comebacks in Puerto Rico's rich musical history began in an unlikely place: more than 1,000 miles away, in Colombia. That's where rapper-singer Nicky Jam, a star in ­reggaeton's explosion in the 1990s and early 2000s, exiled himself after ­torpedoing his career through drugs, alcohol and an ill-advised beef with his own mentor, Daddy Yankee.

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