Reinaldo De Jesus was born in Barrio Obrero Santurce, Puerto Rico. He began to play the "tumbadoras" at the age of ten because of inspirations such as; Giovanni Hidalgo, Ray Barreto, Cachete Maldonado, and Anthony Carrillo. In 1990, he was admitted to the Escuela Libre De Musica in Hato Rey, P.R. where he and other students founded the salsa group, Revolucion Latina. They performed all over Puerto Rico for four years. Reinaldo graduated from the "ELM" in 1996 and enrolled in the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico, where he studied classical percussion.
Reinaldo recorded and performed with many different musicians such as: Cultura Profetica, DLG, Charlie Cruz, Obie Bermudez, Rey Ruiz, Luis Marin, Danilo Perez, Humberto Ramirez, Eric Figueroa, and Julito Alvarado