Residente is a Puerto Rican rapper and human rights activist whose music regularly makes a statement. One of his earliest songs “Querido FBI” took the American agency to task for the death of Puerto Rican nationalist. His musical success empowered him to raise awareness about issues such as gun violence, access to education and indigenous rights. Residente regularly fights for his comunidad Boricua by using his platform to call out the slow federal response post-Hurricane Maria. He also personally provided aid and resources to islanders. Residente’s work has earned him various honors including a Nobel Peace Summit Award.