PtaZeta on normalizing same-sex lyrics in rap music – Billboard

PtaZeta is celebrating Pride Month by revamping one of their favorite tracks, “A Quien Le Importa” from Alaska y Dinarama. An Amazon original, released on Friday, PtaZeta’s new take is a bonafide EDM version without compromising the song’s message: “Who cares what I do?/ Who cares what I say?/ I am like that and I will never change.”

Inspired by artists like Alaska, the up-and-coming Spanish rapper hopes to empower fans with her unapologetic lyrics, many of which reflect her eerie, open-minded calligraphy. “I want to normalize a woman singing for another woman and what that means to the community,” the artist said. Billboard.

The 23-year-old, born Zuleima del Pino Gonzalez, hails from the Canary Islands of Las Palmas and has won fans by fusing trap, reggaeton and dembow music on her own terms. She has collaborated with artists such as Nicki Nicole and Farina and with Bizarrap for her “BZRP Music Sessions #45”, to name a few. Last month, she signed a recording contract with Interscope Records and will soon release her first single under the label “Ponte Pal Sex”.

PtaZeta is this week’s Latin Pride Artist, part of our series featuring queer Latin artists who are helping reshape their gender. Read more about her below:

How have you contributed to creating tolerance in your genre?

Like any queer artist should, accepting my own style, my own tastes and using the pronouns I love so I can show the huge spectrum I embrace. Also, not caring about what other people say because, for me, it’s always more important to be myself. More importantly, I want to normalize a woman singing for another woman and what it means to the community.

As a queer artist, how have you helped reshape your genre?

There’s not a lot of representation from the LGBTTQIA+ community in my genre, or in urban music in general. As a queer artist, I reshape that by being myself and singing for the people I love. I think it’s really important to show visibility to open-minded artists like me so we can start to see improvement in the music industry,

How has accepting your queer identity impacted your profession?

I understand that a lot of people have a hard time finding each other, but for me it’s natural to sing for people of my same gender. It’s just who I am, otherwise I’d be lying. Fortunately, I have always been clear and now I am proud to represent a large part of the community, to whom I will always be grateful to have my support and to support my musical career.

What’s your all-time favorite Pride anthem?

One of my favorite Pride anthems of all time is “A quien le importa” from Alaska, which I had the opportunity to cover this year, and it turned out really cool!

This year, I will be celebrating Pride by…

Always show who I am and be proud of it!

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