Randy Ariel Ortiz Acevedo was born on January 15, 1983 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Working with a variety of artists, his music career began in 1998.
Jowell and Randy are a popular reggaeton duo that has collaborated together in music since 2000. In 2000, both artists were introduced to one another through a music producer and mutual acquaintance. The duo worked together on a variety of compilations until 2007, when they received mainstream attention for their song "No Te Veo" on the Casa de Leones album.
In 2009, Jowell & Randy signed a contract with WY Records, led by reggaeton stars Wisin & Yandel. On May 4, 2010, the duo released "El Momento", their first album under the WY record label.