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Residente poses in Madrid. Makeup: Eva Sesma. Photography assistant: Juan Francisco Gómez.
René Pérez Joglar

Residente: ‘The urban genre fights over nonsense. Nobody says anything about Palestine. I don’t want to belong to that scene’

He is an iconic Puerto Rican rapper and a transcendental voice for Latin America. Two decades after his alternative rap group Calle 13 was founded, he’s releasing his second solo album later this month. Blunt and brave, he speaks to EL PAÍS candidly about his struggles with depression, the global issues that distress him and the indifference of new musical stars

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