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Conversations With Presidents & New Music Videos: How Residente's Been Staying Busy in Quarantine

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Residente performs during the Radical Mestizo International Music Festival at Zocalo on Dec. 8, 2019 in Mexico City, Mexico.

Being in quarantine has helped many artists explore new ways to stay creative and entertain their fans.

It's no different for Puerto Rican artist Residente, born René Pérez, who has been sharing content nonstop.

From interviews with presidents from El Salvador and Argentina to dropping new music, see Residente’s quarantine moments below.


Instagram Live interview with El Salvador’s president

On March 24, Perez interviewed El Salvador’s president, Nayib Bukele. The artist was looking to learn more details about Bukele’s mandatory order, which included a three-month freeze on payments for mortgages, rentals, credit cards, and utilities as a preventive measure to keep their citizens out of harm's way.

Instagram Live interview with Argentina’s president

On March 30, Perez had a talk Argentina’s president, Alberto Fernández, on his plan of action for the pandemic. President Fernández suggested the country stop their payments towards their national debt, and instead use the money to help citizens. “The economy can wait and be recovered eventually,” he said.

New version of his song “Apocalíptico” and “Latinoamerica”

Residente virtually gathered his band to record incredible versions of his songs “Apocalíptico” and “Latinoamerica,” which have over 1.5 and 1.3 million views on YouTube, respectively.