Sergio Guillen, also known as SNK, is a Costa Rican from Cartago who will represent the country in Madrid this Saturday at the international Red Bull Batalla de los Gallos, a rap battle.
SNK practices improvised rap eight hours a day, almost as a sport. This activity fills his days ever since he realized his gift about a decade ago when he tried to repeat 50 Cent songs even though he didn’t speak English.
He learned to make his own songs and rhythms and is now part of the most important competition of improvised rap in Spanish. He’s the current champion of the Red Bull Batalla de los Gallos, a league in Latin America.
Although he started off in modest battles on the streets, he now has a good chance of winning the international final this weekend. He’s got a good following in Costa Rica, Mexico, and Peru, where he has won battles.