De La Ghetto

Rafael E. Castillo Torres, better known by his stage name De La Ghetto, is an American reggaeton singer and songwriter originally part of the duo Arcángel & De La Ghetto.

De La Ghetto
Rafael E. Castillo Torres

Other names
  • El Jefe Del Bloque
  • El Chulito
  • El Jefe De La Versatilidad
  • De La Geezy
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2004–present
Musical career
Associated acts

Early life and careerEdit

Rafael Castillo, Jr. was born in New York and moved to San Juan, Puerto Rico, at the age of eight. He is the son of a Dominican father and a Puerto Rican mother. In 2004, he collaborated with reggaeton artist Arcángel (real name: Austin Santos) to form the duo Arcángel & De La Ghetto; the group debuted with the single "Ven 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" which has been viewed on YouTube over 200 million times.[1] Masacre Musical was released in 2008.[2] Masacre Musical peaked at #46 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart in the U.S.;[3] its single "Tu Te Imaginas" peaked at #33 on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart. De La Ghetto is one of the first artist to bring Latin Trap to Puerto Rico, leading the way for many of today's biggest artist. His 2018 album Mi Movimiento was nominated in 2019 for a Latin Grammy Award for "Best Urban Music Album", and the track "Caliente" was also nominated for a Latin Grammy for "Best Urban song".





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–Present "Tapu Tapu" (With Jowell & Randy) El Jefe De La Versatilidad
"Jala Gatillo"
"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"
"F.L.Y." (featuring Fetty Wap) Mi Movimiento[4]

As featured artistEdit

Year Title Chart positions Album
US Latin
2007 "Aparentemente" (Yaga & Mackie featuring Arcángel & De La Ghetto) 42[5] La Reunión Callejero Flow
2008 "Inalcanzable (Remix)" (RBD featuring Jowell & Randy & De La Ghetto)
2010 "Mala Conducta (remix)" (Alexis & Fido featuring Franco "El Gorilla", Arcángel & De La Ghetto) Perreologia
"Tu Me Robaste El Corazon (Remix)" (featuring Fidel Nadal) Mi Movimiento
2012 "El Jefe" (Los Vagos featuring De La Ghetto) Vida Acelerada
"Actúa (remix)" (J Alvarez featuring Zion & De La Ghetto) Imperio Nazza: J. Alvarez Edition
2013 "No es una gial" (Farruko featuring De La Ghetto) Imperio Nazza: Farruko Edition
2014 "Si tú no Estás" (Nicky Jam featuring De La Ghetto)
2015 "Nadie Como Yo" (J Alvarez featuring De La Ghetto)
"Bailen" (Franco El Gorila featuring De La Ghetto)
2016 "Todavía Te Quiero" (Thalía featuring De La Ghetto) Latina
2017 "Pide Lo Que Tú Quieras" (Ozuna featuring De La Ghetto) Odisea
2020 "Tócame" (Anitta featuring Arcángel and De La Ghetto)
"Mala (Remix)"[6] (Pitbull featuring Becky G and De La Ghetto)


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  2. ^ Birchmeier, Jason (2008). "De la Ghetto > Biography". Archived from the original on 2014-02-09. Retrieved 2009-03-19.
  3. ^ "De la Ghetto > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-03-19.
  4. ^ "Mi Movimiento by De La Ghetto". Genius.
  5. ^ "Hot Latin Songs Chart". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Mala (Remix) – Single by Pitbull". Mr. 305 Inc. Retrieved July 15, 2020.

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