Puerto Rican rapper and composer René Pérez Joglar, known as Residente, released his new song “Quiero ser baladista” this Wednesday, which is accompanied by a short film-style music video featuring Ricky Martin.
The short film, in black and white and approximately 10 minutes longis a work directed by the Resident himself and co-directed by Alejandro Pedrosa.
In the video, Residente leads the story by kidnapping Afo Verde, president and CEO of Sony Music Latin-Iberia, and then transforms into a ballad character auditioning in front of Verde for his approval.
After being rejected, Residente shows frustration and shoots Verde in a dramatic scene for not supporting his dream of becoming a ballad singer.
Thus, the video continues with Resident undressing and returning to his rapper character. wearing his signature hat with the letter “R” on it.
The plot continues when a masked individual dressed in black shoots Residente. When the mysterious character reveals himself, he is none other than Ricky Martin.
Ricky Martin puts on the “R” brand hat to become a Residentrapping for the first time at a fast pace and with lyrics written by Residente.
The end of the video shows Ricky Martin dropping his hat, becoming himself again to sing, like a true ballad, the chorus previously performed by Residente.
The hat is a main protagonist throughout the history of the trilogy of these videos directed by Residente.
Residente’s production company 1868 Studios in partnership with Sony Entertainment, produced the video in collaboration with World Junkies.
The Puerto Rican rapper also published on July 12 an original video together with the Spanish actor Javier Cámara to announce one of his famous and harsh “tiraeras” (verbal attack through the lyrics of the songs).