José Gazmey, was vice president of the Puerto Rican division of Sony Music Entertainment’s A&R department. He is best known as the father of Anuel AA, a Puerto Rican rapper and singer. When Anuel AA was a child, his father worked in the studio with salsa artists such as Héctor Lavoe and Fania All-Stars. While he does not identify as a fan of the salsa genre, Anuel AA recalls that seeing his father interact with these artists inspired an interest in the recording industry.
However, his father lost his job when Anuel AA was fifteen years old, led him to become what Rolling Stone magazine described as a “son of the streets”. All about José Gazmey (Anuel AA’s Father) Bio, Wiki, Son, Wife, Facts.
José Gazmey Wife
José Gazmey was married with his wife named, Nilda Santiago, who is of White Puerto Rican descent.
He is childhood friends with Puerto Rican rapper Casper, who co-wrote, and performed on, the track “Te Boté”. Speaking about how his upbringing in the projects influenced his music, Anuel AA stated, “My music is my soul speaking, literally. It’s spiritual. It has a lot of feelings, a lot of pain. It’s my experiences growing up en la calle .”
Anuel AA released his mixtape Real Hasta La Muerte in February 2016. The mixtape was well-received by critics. This led to him landing a guest feature on Ozuna’s 2017 album Odisea.
José Gazmey’s Son, Anuel AA
Anuel AA released his debut album, also titled Real Hasta la Muerte, on July 17, 2018. He is childhood friends with Puerto Rican rapper Casper, who co-wrote, and performed on, the track “Te Boté”.
In April 2016, Anuel AA was arrested in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, and sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for illegal possession of three firearms.
According to Billboard, while Anuel AA was incarcerated, Latin trap rose in popularity, with the publication stating, “Anuel remained behind bars, but his music thrived outside of jail.” He recorded his debut album while imprisoned after being arrested and incarcerated.
José Gazmey Facts
- Anuel AA has a son with his ex-wife Astrid Cuevas and a daughter with model Melissa Vallecilla.
- Gazmey confirmed his relationship with Dominican singer Georgina Lulú Guillermo Díaz known professionally as Yailin La Más Viral, in early 2022. In June 2022, the couple got married.
- He has also indicated an interest in collaborating with Post Malone and Billie Eilish.
- He is influenced by, and has collaborated with, American hip-hop artists Meek Mill and Gucci Mane, both of whom, like Anuel AA, gained notoriety for serving time in prison.
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