Zion & Lennox are one of reggaeton's most recognizable duos. Felix Ortiz (Zion) and Gabriel Pizzaro (Lennox) grew up in Carolina, Puerto Rico, as neighbors. Discovering their shared interest in hip-hop, rap, and dancehall, Ortiz and Pizzaro began collaborating, and in the days of reggaeton's emergence found themselves increasingly drawn to the new genre, wide open and electric with potential. It was not long before the pair was offered opportunities to record, which opened doors to the compilation world, a common proving ground for new artists. The inclusion of their material on important compilations like Blin Blin, Vol. 1 and Mas Flow earned Zion & Lennox name recognition all over the reggaeton-listening world. "Te Hago el Amor" became an immediate hit across Puerto Rico and the U.S.
After three years of building their fan base and an excellent reputation by delivering guest spots and compilation records, Zion & Lennox released their first full-length record, Motivando a la Yal. It featured the work of renowned producers Luny Tunes, Noriega, Nelly, and Eliel, some of the most visible names in reggaeton. The record hit the charts with force, and Zion & Lennox toured all over the Americas, performing before large audiences. The compilation Los Verdaderos appeared in 2010, and landed at number two on the Latin Albums charts. After more touring, Ortiz started his own record label, Baby Records, for whom he is the flagship act and CEO. Lennox continued to make guest appearances and collaborate with important genre artists. Although further releases appeared from the popular duo, they remained apart publicly due to a dispute with their manager. They finally extricated themselves from the relationship in 2015, and signed to WEA Latina. Motivan2, their debut for the label, was issued the following year and included guest spots from J Balvin, Nicky Jam, Farruko, R. Kelly, and Maluma, among others. It debuted at number one on the Latin Albums Chart. ~ Evan C. Gutierrez