Rafael Castillo, better known by his stage name De La Ghetto, is a Puerto Rican and Dominican reggaeton singer originally of the duo Arcángel & De La Ghetto.
Castillo was born in New York City and raised in La Perla, San Juan, Puerto Rico, to a Dominican father and Puerto Rican mother. In 2004, he collaborated with reggaeton artist Arcangel (born Austin Santos) to form the duo Arcángel & De la Ghetto; the group debuted with the single “Pégate”, which was featured on Hector el Father’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”.
De la Ghetto’s solo debut album which has been watched on Youtube over 11 millions of times.Masacre Musical was released in 2008. Masacre Musical peaked at #46 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart in the U.S.; its single “Tu te Imaginas” peaked at #33 on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart.