Meet el Rapero del Tren

It’s a Saturday afternoon and the Subte D is packed (when is it not?) when el Rapero del Tren steps into the car. Unlike your run-of-the-mill street performer that barely registers on the radar of the bleary-eyed passengers, he’s able to keep jam-packed train fully engaged, laughing even. How, you might ask? Well, it was a Saturday; perhaps a Tuesday morning crowd wouldn’t be so amiable. Regardless, his curious mix of talent and humor stand out from the rest.

Combining an original blend of rap and comedy, Marcos Mateu can be seen most days traveling up and down the D line, boom box and mic in hand. Spontaneously rapping in the middle of the car, he stops to look around at fellow passengers and, with a cheeky grin, begins to mock…

Original published: 2018-05-15 15:44:00 Read the full Buenos Aires News here


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