Latin Artist of the Month for February 2023
Born and raised in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, as Zuleima del Pino Gonzalez, 23-year-old Spanish rapper and singer Ptazeta have a very important mission in music: to normalize same-sex and queer relationships through fun, unabashed lyricism.
Her career kicked off in 2021 when she and Latin Grammy-nominated Argentine DJ Bizarrap joined forces on the track “Ptazeta: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 45”. The EDM-infused reggaeton and dance track feature Ptazeta rapping about her open attraction to another woman who looks like a “criminal.” The song charted 23 on the Argentina Top 100, gaining Ptazeta a new following and the attention of other artists in her sphere. In 2022, she collaborated with Puerto Rican rapper Villano Antillano on “Mujerón,” just months before signing with Interscope Records. Some of her songs since being signed include “Mami,” “Trakatá”, and “Mala Mala.”
When asked in a Billboard interview how she’s reshaping her genre, Ptazeta had this to say: “There is not a lot of representation of the LGBTTQIA+ community in my genre, or in urban music in general. As a queer artist, I am reshaping that by being my true self and singing to the people I love. I think it’s really important to show visibility to open-minded artists like myself so that we can begin to see an improvement in the music industry.”