José Nieves, also known as RKM (formerly Rakim), was born on February 6th, 1985, in Gurabo, Puerto Rico. He first became famous while on a duo with Ken-Y. See RKM & Ken-Y.
They met each other while in high school, and, inspired by the Reggaeton explosion in the 90s, they formed a duo and started performing live in parties and events.
Some of their most famous songs are "Down", "Me Matas", "Un Sueño" and "Cuando Te Enamores". They have also collaborated with many artists, such as Don Omar, Daddy Yankee, José Feliciano, Pitbull, Héctor "El Father", Ivy Queen, Chino y Nacho, Plan B, Tony Dize and Zion & Lennox.
After a successful career that lasted for over a decade, the duo disbanded in 2013 and both went on solo careers. RKM has since been releasing solo tracks and collaborating with other musicians, but has yet to release a full length album.