Randy Ariel Ortiz Acevedo was born on July 16, 1983 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is part of the duo Jowell y Randy, one of the most important acts in Reggaeton. They have been active since 1998. Besides his career as part of the duo, Randy is also a prolific solo artist, appearing credited as Randy or Randy Nota Loka. See Jowell y Randy.
Randy first started singing in a church choir in Puerto Rico. His family introduced him to R&B, soul and blues through artists such as Michael Jackson, Jackson Five and Lionel Richie.
In 2011, he released the album "Una Nota Con Elegancia" along with Galante "El Emperador". In 2015, he released a solo album titled "Roses & Wine", which featured collaborations with De La Ghetto, Arcangel, Alvaro Diaz, Ken-Y, among others.