ART INSPIRATION René Pérez Joglar (born February 23, 1978), known professionally as Residente, is a Puerto Rican rapper, singer, songwriter and philanthropist. He is best known as one of the founders of the alternative rap band Calle 13. Residente released five albums with Calle 13 before announcing his solo career in 2015. Residente released his debut solo album in 2017. He has won four Grammy Awards and 27 Latin Grammy Awards—more than any other Latin artist. Residente has also delved into producing documentaries including Sin Mapa (2009) and Residente (2017) and has directed some of his own music videos.