After nearly 10 years creating albums, rapper Rayden, David Martinez off stage, has suffered the first anxiety attacks of his life for recording a job. I wanted to give "the most difficult yet" in Synonymous, the second title of what will be a trilogy. That generated an emotional decomposition that took him from the recording studio to the psychologist. "The first day, which was 45 minutes, I was hour and twenty-five," he told EL PAÍS readers who attended an exclusive meeting with the artist, within the EL PAÍS + program, at the Palacio de la Prensa in Madrid.
"I have fumbled too much and when you dig, you pay a toll," he revealed. Rayden to the journalist Raquel Elices, who led the event. He cried on numerous occasions, infected the band and had to take anxiolytics. The reason for so much pressure added to the need to create a work that will survive: "I think we are a generation that, taking away some blessed exceptions, let's move on without grief or glory in the history of music and I do not want to be part of the one that passes without pain or glory ". So the emotional exhaustion made him go through the couch of a psychologist, but says it has been worth "grief and joy" to see the results of Synonymous, since it entered directly into the number 1 of the list of sales in Spain. "I have never been a boom or a flower of a day, but this album has broken the vessel," he said, stressing that "people have noticed a lot of truth" in the album and "he has made it his own".
The Spaniard has gathered Rufus T. Firefly, Andrés Suárez, Bely Basarte, Iván Ferreiro and Pablo López to make different collaborations. It has been left out an attempt with Resident and Kase O, impossible to close due to agendas. Rayden confessed that his favorite is Unstoppable hugs, with Pablo López, for the complicity that arose between both when they seemed to start from such distant points. He said that his technique to achieve the participation of other artists is the same as to link: "I enter the people, it's like asking for a roll". Only that he confessed to being "a package" and having difficulties to launch. He has also starred his son Diego, who appears humming in a song, and who had already been the focus of a previous song, Small whirlpool
Martinez was already clear in 2008 that Synonymous I was going to exist. At that time he had given his first concerts with a group of friends of the Institute and had won the Red Bull Battle of the Roosters of 2006. He had also taken his first disappointment because after rejecting an offer from a record company that wanted him alone one of his bandmates abandoned them. So he started to forge the idea of make two musical trilogies: one to be known and another to break with what was established in the previous one. His plan goes until 2021, when Namesake, the last work, must be closed and on the street. Then he does not know what will happen.
Although not everything has always gone in crescendo. "In 2010 I had a reality hit," he said. One of his music videos, Tailor of smiles, began to sound on MTV. Weighed that he had taken a big leap, until he went to give a concert and there were "more flies than people". Even so, he said he did not think about quitting and that he still has the cravings for when he started, without nerves, but wanting to grab the mic continuously. That impetus He has also marked the contact with his close people: "Being in a scenario you live a situation so strong that when you leave it is difficult to have something that satisfies you so much".
The rapper has got rid of the seams of the genre to inquire into their musical concerns and thus create its own sound. Along with his identity, he considers as one of the triumphs of his career having attracted rap to whom a priori I refused to listen to him. As in his day he made his brother with him. "I started forced," he said. His older brother, "litter neighbor", made him listen to groups such as 7 notes 7 colors or CPV and he, who was not a lover of music but was already writing poetry, thought that this could be his genre. "I've lost everything along the way, but I've won," he said.