Rolling Stone

Jhayco’s Jewels

- SIMON VOZICK-LEVINSON

“DA-KI-TI! DA-KI-TI!” Jhayco had left the stage, but the fans at New York’s Terminal 5 wanted more — so of course the Puerto Rican rapper and producer formerly known as Jhay Cortez obliged, bounding back out to perform “Dákiti,” his 2020 blockbuste­r recorded with Bad Bunny. It was one highlight among many in an energetic set that showcased Jhayco’s flair for cool, clubby production (“En Mi Cuarto”) as much as his easy charm as a lead performer. As fans shouted the words to each verse till they echoed off the club’s walls, it was clear he’s a fast-rising star on his way to even bigger things.

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Jhayco finalizes his flashy look backstage at Terminal 5 in May.
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