Pitbull doesn’t like to play like other MC dawgs. His music’s not all bark — it’s got bite, too. That might be why he’s the current guest go-to guy for other artists, but I believe that’s about to change. The Miami-based electro-rap star’s latest album, “Planet Pit,” is the summer’s best party album.
Pitbull doesn’t like to play like other MC dawgs. His music’s not all bark — it’s got bite, too. That might be why he’s the current guest go-to guy for other artists, but I believe that’s about to change.
The Miami-based electro-rap star’s latest album, “Planet Pit,” is the summer’s best party album.
Pitbull fired up tracks for other artists over the past year, making people ask who this guy really is, even though he had a worldwide hit in ’09 with “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho).”
“I Like It” (Enrique Iglesias), “DJ Got Us Falling In Love Again” (Usher) and “On The Floor” (Jennifer Lopez) all featured Pit and became worldwide smashes.
“Planet Pit” is his sixth album, and it’s one that will make him a superstar. Pit is an MC with the rhymes to back up the beat, and what a beat these tracks have.
While Lopez’s “On The Floor” was moving up the charts, Pitbull was busy with T-Pain on “Hey Baby (Drop It To The Floor).” The song reached the top 10 and was the first representation of Planet Pit’s summer dominance.
“Planet Pit” is filled with guest artists, including some of music’s biggest stars. That cracks me up, considering guesting is where he’s enjoyed the most success himself. That goes to show having friends with benefits in the music business is the way to go, especially when they’re Iglesias, T-Pain, Jamie Foxx, Chris Brown, Ne-Yo and others of the same caliber.
T-Pain also appears on “Shake Senora” with Sean Paul, a song that takes the traditional Latino vibe to a new level. It’s like the “Electric Slide 2.0.” I love this track. I just have to say ... Beetlejuice what?
Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer appear on “Give Me Everything,” which is currently in the top five. It’s the perfect pop mix of rap, R&B and electro dance. Ne-Yo and Nayer provide just the right amount of smooth balance between Pit’s testimonial rap and the stylish dance grooves. This track is hard to top.
Pitbull could often be seen next to J-Lo’s hubby, Marc Anthony, on “American Idol,” but it’s their collaboration on “Rain Over Me” that’s worthy of discussion. Anthony should take notes, because it’s music like this he needs to be doing.?If not, he ought to get used to being called Mr. Jennifer Lopez.
Other notable tracks include “International Love” with Chris Brown, “Pause” to which Pit takes full credit alone, and the track he saved for last, “Something For The DJ’s.”
This entire album is for the DJ’s. “Planet Pit” is where it’s at this summer.
David T. Farr is a Sturgis (Mich.) Journal correspondent. Email him at email@example.com. You can also find The Farr Side on Facebook.