Puerto Rican Hitmaker Jhay Cortez Doesn’t Need American Hip-Hop’s Approval

You already know Jhay Cortez. The Puerto Rican singer has been urbano’s secret hitmaking weapon for a minute; he’s credited as a writer on Billboard-charting singles like Anuel AA’s “Amanece,” Natti Natasha and Ozuna‘s “Criminal,” and Bad Bunny’s “RLNDT,” to name but a few. At least two of the biggest bilingual singles of the past couple years—Cardi B‘s “I Like It” and the Benny Blanco and Tainy’s team-up “I Can’t Get Enough”—benefitted from his work behind the scenes. And he’s been as essential to the stateside ascent of J Balvin as has the Colombian reggaetonero’s longtime producer Sky El Rompiendo. But in his mind, he’s still a kid in the studio, hungry for his own time to rock the mic.

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Get to know ‘No Me Conoce’ singer Jhay Cortez as he shows us his Puerto Rico

Jhay Cortez’s first song from his debut album Famouz, out now, may be called No Me Conoce, but with a voice like his and his signature purple hair, you will want to know him and ASAP! In one word, Jhay is cool.

The 26-year-old Puerto Rican already has a roster of hits that he has contributed to artistically, including All Eyes on Me featuring Miky Woodz and Estan Pa Mi with J Balvin. In fact, the Colombian reggaetonero has been one of Jhay’s biggest supporters as he launches his own singing career and is on his No Me Conoce remix with Bad Bunny.

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