Puerto Rican musicians Residente (René Pérez Joglar) and Cosculluela (José Fernando Cosculluela Suárez) began a new tirade that has captured the attention of urban music fans around the world.
The strong words they have thrown at each other through their songs have been recorded in videos that already have millions of views on YouTube.
It all started five days ago when René reappeared on social networks with a video clip, very cinematic, in which he gives a clue as to who his new “tira’era” is aimed at.
In the video, Residente goes to confession to a priest, played by Spanish actor Javier Cámara. There he announces what he will do to take revenge on his rivals in the urban genre. He receives God’s forgiveness and the priest’s support before releasing “Bajo y Batería” on YouTube, which has accumulated more than 5 million views.
Cosculluela felt directly alluded to Rene’s words and this Monday he released his response, which in a few hours has already accumulated 2.4 million views on YouTube.
It is the song “RichieRich,” his first reaction to what Residente threw at him in “Bajo y Batería.” A little later, he released another throwback, the song “B2B,” which he specified means “Back2Back for Residente.”
These two artists have shown their rivalry in recent years. Especially the tension between Cosculluela and Residente started at the end of 2022 when José Fernando sang “René Renuncia” to him.
In the tiraderas, the performers use their songs to tell the world hard truths about their rivals, and the spectators watch the show in amazement to see where the situation goes.
Residente recently had a devastating tirade against J Balvin. It was so strong that some urban musicians like Daddy Yankee and Nicky Jam tried to mediate to improve relations between the artists.