Reggaeton singer Daddy Yankee taking music classes

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Associated Press

Posted on November 10, 2009 at 8:04 PM

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Reggaeton singer Daddy Yankee has told a Mexican newspaper that he's taking music classes — 17 years after he started his career.

The Puerto Rican star says he has been taking classes on keyboards and expects to graduate in another year and a half.

Daddy Yankee tells the newspaper El Universal in a story published Tuesday that he once started music study but dropped it. He says he started up again a few years ago.

He says the formal studies have influenced his performances. "Before, I had to hum the melody to my producers; now I can play it on the keyboard and I feel comfortable, accomplished," he says.

The artist's real name is Ramon Ayala and he is best known for his song "Gasolina."

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