Calle 13’s Residente was recognized for more than his music by a worldwide forum.
The Puerto Rican rapper, whose real name is Rene Perez Joglar, was honored at the Nobel Peace Summit in Barcelona, Spain on Sunday for his activism work and thought-provoking lyrics,Contact Music reports.
His songs often tackle social issues like racism and immigration and he also takes pride in working with charities like Amnesty International and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
While he’s received countless accolades for his music in the past, he now joins an elite group of activists like previous honorees, Bono, Bob Geldof and Sean Penn.
“It has been a great honor receiving the #NobelPeaceSummit by the hands of Nobel Peace Tawakkul Karma, along with Mayor Ada Colau and Professor Arcadi Oliveres,” he captioned an Instagram photo holding his award, adding that the T-shirt he wore to the ceremony with a machine gun on it said “education.”