Say it ain’t so that Rene Perez, of the popular Puerto Rican band, Calle 13, is doing a solo album, which might mean the end of an era for the most award-winning group that ever existed.
According to several of Residente’s recent social media posts of his travel to the Siberian forest – where he’s sharing photos of himself cutting logs and doing the Tuvan eagle dance – it’s where he’s working on what he calls the “Residente Album”.
En un bosque de Siberia escuchando aprendiendo y escribiendo. Se viene mi disco como #Residente. in a Siberian forest listening,learning and writing. New album coming out as #Residente.”
A month ago Residente told the music website Billboard that he was writing and recording songs in Brooklyn, where he now lives with his wife and baby son.
“I’m putting all my effort into something new and original and great.”
Instagram posts of his stepbrother Eduardo Cabra (also known as Calle 13’s Visitante) shows that Visitante is working on some music in London at Abbey Road Studios. But the photos are not telling who are those beats for.
The band Calle 13 – which features Residente, Visitante and their half sister, PG-13 –broke the record for the most Latin Grammy awards given to any person or group. The band’s very social and political Spanish rap lyrics that have been combined with their edgy Latin grooves of the underground rap, rock and reggaeton heard in Puerto Rico has propelled them to legendary status as they share their music all over the world to sold out tours.
Calle 13 continues to tour, especially with a set appearance on May 30 at Revolution arena in Guadalajara, Mexico. The band will also tour Germany, France, Switzerland and Spain this year.