The artist best known as Calle 13's Residente recognized for lyrics and support for social causes
Rene Perez has been awarded a Nobel Peace Summit Award for his song lyrics and his support for social causes.
The rapper and songwriter, best known as Calle 13 frontman Residente, received the award at the 15th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, held in Barcelona Sunday (Nov. 15).
He is the first Latin American recipient of the honor. Bono, Sharon Stone, Cat Stevens, Bob Geldof, Sean Penn and Peter Gabriel are among the previous recipients of the award, given during the yearly Nobel Laureate meeting.