Residente Signals with Sony Music to Make TV, Movies and Much More

NEW YORK — He has guided his music movies and today he’ll help create TV shows, movies, and other onscreen content to get a worldwide industry.

Below this new venture, the company declared Thursday as”revolutionary,” the Puerto Rican rapper and Sony Music Latin/Iberia will produce, produce and internationally distribute initial content across multiple formats and in Spanish and Spanish Engish.

“In instances where minorities are fighting to have a distance from the U.S., it’s very good to have jobs similar to this,” Residente told The Associated Press on Wednesday in a telephone interview from Los Angeles. “It will not be concentrated solely on Latinos, however, you’ll have a Latin American individual who will be handling this to provide Latinos more distance than they’ve been granted here in Hollywood.”

Though he declined to provide specifics about the deal along with the material he’s producing, he stated he is presently writing two series and a film — a large departure from the tunes he was famous for, and also a brand new chapter in his profession he welcomes.

“I feel free since I do not need to rhyme anymore. I had been a captive of this funniest thing for 15 decades and you don’t have any clue how it feels, after needing to forfeit ideas since they did not rhyme, to not need to be concerned about it… I find it quite entertaining,” he explained.

“I don’t wish to mention I find it simpler since you need to write more — I have around 50 pages composed for the film — but I do not have that restriction” anymore,” he added, noting that he will not stop making music, he’ll be focused with this new venture right now. “We’ve got numerous jobs,” he explained.

1868 Studios takes its title in the Grito de Lares (Cry of Lares,) the first significant revolt against Spanish rule from Puerto Rico on September 23, 1868. “It is the only day in which Puerto Rico was separate, for 2 hours,” Residente noted.

The winner of four Grammys and 25 Latin Grammys united — as a solo artist and with his former duo Calle 13 — studied fine arts from Puerto Rico and has helmed videos for a lot of his tunes, for this season’s”Antes Que el Mundo Se Acabe” and”RenĂ©.” He received four brand new nominations for the Latin Grammys, for example in the album of this year and song of the year classes to the latter.