Armando Perez is actually a Miami born Cuban rapper that has launched a career of catering mainly to a demographic: club loving, partying dance floor junkies. From his first album to his sixth, Pitbull has proven a knack for churning out the music which club goers love. Pitbull got the start of his with Luther Campbell of the known two Live Crew, and then went on to make contacts with Lil Jon that gave him the 1st shot of his at stardom by featuring him on the single, “Pitbull’s Cuban Ride Out” on the album of his.From his 2004 debut album, M.I.A.M.I to his sixth (Planet Pit), Pitbull has paired himself with several of his genre’s superstars. M.I.A.M.I showcased collaborations with That season and lil Jon he showed up on songs by both the Ying Yang Twins as well as Twista, solidifying his club cred. The sixth album of his is actually notable in it looks like the singer has a hit with nearly every track. Out of the not-so-subtle innuendo of “Rain Over Me” to the 90s nostalgia of “Took the Love” of mine, nearly all of the songs on Planet Pit are actually danceable and libido-laden.
Pitbull’s sound is actually reminiscent of a rapper from another era, Jah Rule. His signature thumping catchy choruses and bass makes him the best crossover artist, assisting hip hop to venture into the Latino market. The partnership of his with Sean Combs on the Bad Boy Latino label means that this’s the objective. The simple fact that the style of his functions simply too with Ne-Yo’s on “Give Me Everything” as it does with Shakira on “Get it Started” says a great deal for the versatility of his. Just how many artists have done with both Gloria Estefan and Luther Campbell?