Divino began his career at the age of fifteen, when his family moved from The Bronx, New York, to Ponce, Puerto Rico, while working a day job as an assistant in a juvenile institution.
His brother, K2 Young, had made in-roads in the reggaetón genre as a member of DJ Playero’s crew. He was friends with Baby Ranks, with whom he often performed. Divino decided that it was his brother’s fate to conquer the genre, while his own musical aspirations faded to the background. In 1999, Divino’s brother was killed, only one day after celebrating his 21st birthday. Baby Ranks then asked Divino to join him on a track he was recording for the production Darwins The Music II. Later, they joined forces again for the hit Quiero Esa Nena from DJ Nelsons The Flow: Sweet Dreams. Impressed by Divino’s voice and his unique songwriting abilities, other artists began requesting that he appear on their records.
Perhaps the most pivotal release in Divino’s career was the song Quiero Saber, which he recorded for the compilation album MVP which sold over 100,000 copies in 2002. Shortly thereafter, José Angel Gocho Torres, the producer of MVP, teamed up with Raúl López, CEO of Luar Music and MVP Records.