René Pérez Joglar, also known as Residente, Puerto Rican rapper, songwriter, activist, some may say philanthropist. One of the major exponents of the urban-music genre, in PR and around the world, released his new single, This is not America, featuring Ibeyi.
This song, in many ways, touches close to my heart. The song has a very strong statement and criticisms as many of his songs do. The lyrics are punchlines are strong and powerful, the bit it's on point, with the use of heavy drums, Ibeyi's voice in the chorus, I never get bored of listening to it.
worth listening to and watching the video.
Many lines on this song resonate with me, but my favorite,
(translated for your convenience 😉)
America is not just the USA, papá
This is from Tierra del Fuego to Canada
You need to be very dumb, very hollow,
is like saying that Africa is just Morocco
These scoundrels forgot that the calendar they use, the Mayans invented it
Also, just in case, Tierra del Fuego, or "Land of Fire" is an archipelago at South America’s southernmost tip, shared by Chile and Argentina.
America is not the United States, it is the United States of America.