Puerto Rican Rapper Receives Nobel Peace Summit For Impactful Lyrics & Charity Work


It isn’t just about the music for Rene “Residente” Perez Joglar of Calle 13. Earlier this week, the “Atrevete Te Te” rapper – first Latino ever – was recognized by the Nobel Peace Summit for being a proud participant in well-known charities like Amnesty International and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The Puerto Rican MC was also being honored for his hard-hitting lyrics, which highlight social issues like racism and immigration.

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“It has been a great honor receiving the #NobelPeaceSummit by the hands of Nobel Peace Tawakkul Karma, along with Mayor Ada Colau and Professor Arcadi Oliveres,” said Residente on Instagram.

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Residente stood with his award at hand amongst his constituents after receiving the honor in Barcelona, Spain. The rapper now joins the ranks of Bono, Bob Geldof and Sean Penn.