Armando Christian PAİrez (born January 15, 1981 in Miami, Florida), better known by the stage name Pitbull , is a Cuban-American rapper signed to his own label, Mr 305 Inc. The Give Me Everything (Tonight) Songfacts reports that he adopted his canine moniker because, aThey bite to lock. The dog is too stupid to lose. And theyare outlawed in Dade County. Theyare basically everything that I am. Itas been a constant fight.a
His first recorded performance was on Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz album Kings of Crunk in 2002, after which he released his debut album, M.I.A.M.I., in 2004. He has since released 2006as El Mariel, 2007as The Boatlift and 2009as Rebelution, which debuted at #8 on the Billboard 200.
Pitbullas breakout hit was the Lil Jon collabo aCuloa produced by Lil Jon & The Diaz Brothers. In addition, Pitbull has also released several mixtapes, the most recent being Unleashed Volume 6, which are mostly composed of freestyles and remixes of popular rap music. Both thematically and musically, the 25-year-old is seen as a modern-day equivalent of earlier Miami rappers such as the 2 Live Crew and Afro-Rican. It was in fact former 2 Live Crew leader Luther Campbell who gave the up and coming rapper his first chance to shine. Apart from Crunk, his album shows clear influences from both Miami bass and freestyle. In addition to his musical work, Pitbull has also been featured in The Source expressing his stance on Dictator Fidel Castro and he was also part of their Unsigned Hype Section. He contributed to an essay published in the New York Post that criticized Che Guevaraas iconization in clothing and other areas. In video games, Pitbullas hit single aDammit Mana produced by Jim Jonsin is featured in Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition, and he also plays himself in the upcoming video game based on the 1980as Scarface. His super hit aTomaa is featured in WWE Day of Reckoning 2. Also, an album cut, aBack Upa produced by The Diaz Brothers, is featured on the EA game Fight Night: Round 2. In late 2005 he re-released aM.I.A.M.I.a as a separate charting entry, whilst his aWelcome to the 305a mixtape was released. In January 2006 he guest-starred in UPNas South Beach. Also in 2006 he recorded aNuestro Himnoa in collaboration with Wyclef Jean, Carlos Ponce, and Olga TaAħA³n.
The first single from El Mariel has been released, entitled aBojanglesa. The album, slated for an October 31st release, will feature guest artists Lil Jon, Ken-Y of Rakim y Ken-Y, Rick Ross, Bun B and the Ying Yang Twins. El Mariel will lead up to Pitbullas 2007 release of an all-Spanish album entitled aArmandoa, which will have an Afro-Cuban feel
The cover of Pitbullas 2005 album Money Is Still A Major Issue.Pitbull has a global music publishing deal with BMG Music Publishing.
On the evening of July 31st, 2006, when Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro announced that he was transferring his duties to his brother RaAşl Castro, Pitbull jumped into the studio at 11:00PM to write the Ya Se Acabo (which means ait is overa) single. Stating the verse ahasta luegoa (which means asee you latera) during the duration of the song. The song is currently being played widely on Miami radio stations, most noteably Power 96.
Pitbull has contributed much to the Reggaeton music movement. He has worked alongside Zion Y Lennox in the song aJump & Spread Outa featuring Miri Ben-Ari. He also participated in Daddy Yankeeas aGasolinaa remix featuring N.O.R.EaĤ He was also featured in Yaga & Mackie Rankas aMuevetea hot Reggaeton single, and Elephant Manas aRah Rah Medleya Remix. He appeared in Don Omaras pobre diabla remix and otra noche remix.
Pitbull is also known to appear in various remixes like an alternative remix to Salt Shaker by the Ying Yang Twins, Here We Go by Dirtbag & Timbaland, Promiscuous by Nelly Furtado & Timbaland , and Lovers and Friends by Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz featuring Usher & Ludacris by adding his own verses to the songs. In October 2006, Pitbull hosted a mixtape which featured him in remixes, side by side todayas hottest rappers. The Mixtape was created by Blend DJ, DJ ACV. The two worked together in 2005, aswell. The mixtape has since been avaliable for download on the djas website djknowskillz.com
In 2007 Pitbull and freestyle legend Stevie B. collaborated to do a remake of his dance hit aSpring Lovea which is now titled as aSpring Love 2007a.
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Mr. 305 plans to keep the party going on his “Planet Pit” world tour. After playing shows in Japan, Australia, Mexico, Canada, and Europe, the international superstar will continue on September 27 in Panama before making its way to the U.S. at the end of the year. So all you pitbull fans get ready! The follow-up to 2011’s Planet Pit was recorded around the globe and...
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