René Pérez Joglar, better known as Residente, has been a busy man lately.
The former co-leader of Calle 13 has been doing media interviews about his latest album and film, both called Residente. Both projects are the results of a visual and musical journal he kept while on a two-year globe-trotting trip, visiting places where he has DNA roots.
He says he took the DNA test, then visited those places, as a means of finding himself after many intense years co-leading one of Latin music's most critically acclaimed and popular bands.
This week we sit down with Residente to talk about his new album and film — and the inspiration behind both.