Quentin Arispe I’m That Bitch

What Does Melly Starz Think

I love how the beat starts, it reminds me of an old joint. It’s a very catchy and fun track that just makes me want to dance (even though I have two left feet). Meta adds his flavor while still keeping the song light and airy. This is definitely an empowering anthem. “I’m that bitch, watch me fuck it up”, is my new anthem. Quentin has a unique sound and I am looking forward to all the doors that will open due to creative efforts. The song encourages you to be yourself and I am all for it. Being yourself can be challenging for some and to have an anthem that you can connect to can make all the difference. Thank you Quentin Arispe for being yourself and encouraging us to do so as well.

Press Release: Quentin Arispe Releases New Single “I’m That Bitch” Ft. Meta With Tastemaker Americano Label

(Corpus Christi, TX) – Fast rising artist from Corpus Christi TX, Quentin Arispe is dropping their newest track “I’m That Bitch” today and it is fire! The self proclaimed genderless queen comments, “This single is an anthem for self identity; it’s a song that you can scream cry in your car at 4 am, twerk your life away at the club, learn in a dance class, or sing when your wife is at work. I’m not here to push my ideas and lifestyle on you, I’m here to help you understand and love yourself, ALL OF YOURSELF.” The new song will be available everywhere you stream music!

The new song was created earlier this summer at Americano Label’s studio. The song writing and creation process just hit and the collaboration flowed effortlessly between featured Americano Label Artist Meta, Quentin and Grammy award winning producer Mariano Herrera and El Dusty. The new song takes Quentin sonically in a new direction singing and rapping over fun and catchy trap beats but with a solid message, ““I’m that bitch” and that ANYONE can be too!” comments Quentin.

The new EP will be dropping with Americano Label, an imprint started by El Dusty, Latin Grammy nominated DJ and producer, with the mission to bring various Latin styles to the forefront of dance music. “We are super excited to work with our homie Quentin on this heater!  And the EP is loaded with amazing sh@*!!!” comments El Dusty, label owner and producer.

Reflecting back on his process and musical journey Quentin says, “Being a Queer artist of color, most times our music doesn’t reach a large community of people because of social issues and close minded individuals. My goal is to break that by creating a song and music that is digestible to anyone.” The new song is the first single off Quentin Arispe’s new EP ‘Garden’ due out this Fall with Americano Label.

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Overview:

The album was a great piece of work. There was a bit of everything for every ear. I can tell why WYA? is the single off the album because of its replay value and lightheartedness. There is a track for everyone on the album which is hard to find in today’s day and age. I have actually added it to my rotation. I enjoyed Meta and all the artists he featured on the album. Check out what I thought of each song below and be sure to check out the entire piece on Spotify.

Dirty Water- This song definitely starts off interesting and gets you hype. It feels like a song that needs to be on an action movie soundtrack. The harmonizing throughout definitely adds a unique element to the track. The song is on the shorter side at only two minutes. It leaves you wanting more.

Drip- Speaking of more, the next track drip is upbeat but more mellow. I love the Nintendo reference due to growing up on the console myself. The song essentially talks about getting used to the Drip. What does your drip say about you?

Paranoia- The beat on this track reminds me of a metronome. As the title suggests, this song is about being paranoid about who is around you and who you can trust. We sadly live in an era where you have to questions every new face and who you can trust. You have to stick to your crew because you never know who’s an opp.

Broken- For Broken, things slow down a bit now and we move into the must-have love song. We are joined again by the melodic voice of Quentin Arispe. The song tells the story of a broken girl who couldn’t get to 100% in the relationship.  She couldn’t handle the pressure that the entertainment industry brings with it. However, by the end of the song, the question arises of whether she was the only broken one in the relationship. This is one of my favorite songs off the album due to its relatability. I’m sure we’ve all felt broken at some point or another.

Anxiety- Meta talks about his anxiety and the struggles that come with it (which I know all too well). I also caught the roll in peace reference throughout.

Afterhours- This is a lovemaking song. We can make love in the afterhours, when our artist is in town of course. It’s more of a friends with benefits situation which can often work better than anything else. She doesn’t want to fuse or fight or waste time, she just wants to smoke some and get it on.

Cien- This song is in a different language at first so I can’t comment on that part even though I know 3 languages. I might just be unaccustomed to listening to music in anything but English. What I did catch was a Spanish line saying that what everything he learned was from the streets. The song is a unique addition to the album so I can’t be hate on trying to cover all your fan bases.

WYA?- Last but certainly not least is the album single that has a video attached. It is an upbeat and catchy track. This track is just so fun and what drew me into listening to the rest of the album. He just wants to see this girl to get some much-needed motivation 😉

About META:

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Meta is an up and coming artist out of Corpus Christi, Tx and released his debut album, Metatation over the summer. The album was released via El Dusty’s imprint Americano and is produced by Grammy-nominated artist El Dusty. The album has Lo-Fi Hip Hop feels with Reggae riffs and some Latin Cumbia. To say that the sound is unique is an understatement.

His life was not as easy as many of us have had it, facing multiple moves and even homelessness at a young age. He followed his hustle and began rapping on the streets and selling merch out of his backpack. He later started Meta Entertainment, curating shows and cultural events in the South Texas area which helped develop him as a staple in the area not only as a performer but also as an event host.

The story behind curating this album, Metatation, is nothing short of special and you can read more about it here