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Friday, 26 January 2018

PITBULL & CLAUDIA BRING THE CARNAVAL TO YOU



Carnaval is as carnaval does. Party Royalty collaborators Mr Worldwide and Claudia Leitte will be kicking off another mass party with eyes globally on Brazil at the official opening of the Salvador of Carnaval in February with a brand new song to get the party started – Carnaval.

High energy, infectious with sampler from a traditional Argentinian song called  "El Carnavalito" A mish mash of a every Latin vibe, perhaps a little ‘Zuamba’  That’s a bit of Zumba meets Samba. Either way there’s always something special that comes along with a collaboration between the two and if you can’t get to the carnaval then Claudia & Pitbull will bring the carnaval to you so get buying through the various options from iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Tidal to Deezer.

Making history yet again Mr Worldwide!


Dale!

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Happy Birthday Pitbull RAP-POEM 2018

Happy Birthday Armando! My gift to you! A Rappeom with some of your highlights of 2017 in rhymes! Listen on the audio or read ahead! Have a wonderful day. Enjoy, thank you & Dale!



(Banner & Compilation With Thanks To Pitbullupdates.com)


For he’s a jolly good fellow our Pitbull chap!
Bring out the party poppers - everybody clap!

Count back to 2017 so much achieved
Sure in your mind it first conceived!

Are you ready? Then let’s go
No order - just let it flow!

Mr Worldwide, Armando, Chico, Pitbull’s the name
“I don’t let the game play me, I play the game”

Mr Worldwide Signature Series - Hard Rock Heals
Doin’ it for SLAM and education it’s a HUGE deal!

After Dark Party - The Pitbull Cruise
Voli 305 Vodka the official sponsor and booze!

Watch out! Conditions are about to rearrange
Climate in music is about to Change

Pitbull Educates Ya with that Sexy Body and more
We Are Strong - keep up on the dance floor!

Before heading off to the studios - Tuff Gong
Given the Green Light for the Wrestle Mania 33 Song!

We have Options with Stephen Marley,
Pit rides through Jamaica - is that a Harley?

Options video more Pitbull history in the making
Marley history too it’s ground breaking

The Bad Man, the Thicke and the Perry
Anyone catch the moment on Pitberry?

Hands on a real guitar hanging with the crew like birds of a feather
At 25,000 feet you think Pit cares about the weather?

Booked for Elusion Music Festival headline
Suited and booted dressed up to the nines

Hey Ma is it Fate of the Furious?
Lucky 8? Just curious

From the ones that make me chuckle to ones that strike a chord
Congratulations - Songwriters Hall of Fame Global Ambassador Award 

Make a big splash create a ripple effect - it’s a global movement
Only listened when I met Pitbull’s rhymes – now that’s a big improvement!

He’s from the dirty but that chico nice
No need to ask once or even twice

Pit got the jet fuelled up - ready to go!
Move cancer patients for treatment – US from Puerto Rico

Somos Una Voz to Starry Night Masquerade
To help efforts, provide relief and aid

Tune into SiriusXM for our fave DJ’s - I know y’all keen
Lucky for us Globalization moved to Channel thirteen

Time of Our Lives residency back again – Pitbull’s a stayer
Magazine interview – Vegas Player

Best of Vegas Pitbull Time of Our Lives - nominated
Residency show quite rightfully rated

Another School coming up in Atlanta
While FOX goes into SLAM - Tampa

From trying to switch off Tony Robbins in his mom’s car 
To being on stage with Tony, that Chico has come far!

Mr Education on TRL and all is well
Gift match a scholarship that’s pretty swell!

While his music storms up the chart 
Pitbull will out-work and out-hustle anyone with his lions heart

“When I say I, I mean us, I mean we”
Team work makes the dream work you see

Short steps, long vision
Forget long division

Took his letters and made them numbers right
Like he’s got nothing to lose everyday Pitbull still fights

To succeed is made it. success is to maintain it
Successful is to understand both levels - just like Pit

Armando loves the kids, heart worth more than gold - come and take a seat
Amigo For Kids 25th Anniversary Gala Lollipop Award - that’s sweet!

As Pitbull’s empire continues to thrive
iLov305 yet to come on Ocean Drive

Dreamforce, Real Wealth Expo, Insight With Icons - moving in different fields
Armed with business strategies that he wields

Ultimate Wealth and Achievement Summit,
Learn from Armando so your business doesn't plummet! 

Go Pro Recruiting Mastery twenty seventeen
10% Talent, 90% Business if you know what he means

Inaugral Dick Clark Achievement - Latin AMA’s
Pitbull you never cease to amaze!

Por Favor, Jungle Fever, Mucho Culo - over to Pitbull’s Greatest Hits
Old school heaven and some new - it all fits!

Celebs Gone Good Nominee 2017 - That chico always good with a heart of gold
Always helping those in need without making a fuss or being told

Can’t stop, won’t stop so make some room
Cos I wanna dance like Muévelo Loca Boom Boom!

Milestone reached and Timber video Vevo one billion views - it’s goin’ down!
Messin’ around in the bars and Bahamas but Pitbull? He’s no clown

Many 'Options' available but Pitbull is the only real one
Nomination for three International Reggae and World Music Awards - Boom that's done!

SiriusXM Pop 2K Holiday party take over if ‘September’ Earth, Wind and Fire doesn't move you
Check your rhythm pulse something wrong there too!

Worldwide NYE Revolution - end of 2017 let’s mark
And ring in 2018 at Bayfront Park

Happy Birthday Armando keep going and keep growing
Keep the ventures, schools and business flowing
Shine bright and keep your light glowing

Dale!


Love always, Rina x  

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Friday, 12 January 2018

BETTER ON ME VIDEO


Far as my eyes can see Pitbull looks great in 2D!

Better On Me video directed by David Rousseau features an animated Pitbull and Ty Dolla $ign taking us in their own style on a tour of the streets of Miami. Sketched on and bringing artwork and graffiti alive through the walls of Wynwood (Pitbull’s neck of the woods growing up) to the streets of Calle Ocho.

While Pitbull and Ty Dolla $ign bring the video alive through 2 Dimension,  The Most Bad Ones meet us in 3 Dimension as they dance through the streets adding sass to the murals behind them to stopping the traffic as they cross Calle Ocho leaving the Ball and Chain Bar behind.

We can’t have a visit to Calle Ocho and not stop by the Pitbull Art on the pillar so Shanice Fernandez covers that part while it would be criminal not to have a sip of Pitbull’s very own Voli 305 Vodka made in Miami- Don’t worry Stef Ruiz has it covered! I guess Pitbull can’t stop by without meeting a Celia Cruz mural on Calle Ocho (maybe she’s going to asking about those shoes!)

Caught also in action is artist Rigo Leon Herrera who makes the walls look even better with his striking colourful graffiti and murals.

What I also love about The Better On me Video is that it gives a sense of meaning. The streets of Miami to the neighbourhoods where Pitbull grew up with a great feel to it.

Very Miami, at times very Wynwood art meets Art Deco. Very refreshing and vibrant. Added to my favourite Pitbull video collection














Monday, 18 December 2017

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH LEO BROOKS


Watching a Live performance from accomplished bassist Leo Brooks is a such treat. What Leo does with the bass guitar is what Pitbull does to rhymes. Locks you in with 100% engagement with his skills, energy and vibe. With his strong onstage presence and connection with the crowd felt. Even Pitbull gets in on the act with those signature air guitar session moments on stage together!

While spinning around the globe from stage to stage with Pitbull, the incredibly talented bass guitar player Leo Brooks is causing just as much a string of waves and amping up the bass outside of this as an artist, co-producing, writing and knocking out hits along with other performances around Miami and future surprises around his own and a new Pitbull album. An all round creative genius.

It was a pleasure and honour to be able to talk with the hardworking, talented, warm, humble and so down to earth Leo Brooks. Leo talks about his latest and upcoming single, Pitbull, other productions past and future and a whole lot more so without any spoilers read on!

Hi Leo, Thank you for taking the time to talk to me and sharing more with us. First of all, congratulations on your latest single Hot.Sweat.Wet. I’ve had it on repeat! How did this great song come about?
First off thank you for the opportunity, and when I came up with this song it came from a jam session that I put together and recorded in Miami with my friends (Cat Shell, Lucian White on vocals Jesse McGinty on saxophone, David Chiverton on drums, Papayo on percussion, Dwayne Bennet on the Keys, Chad Bernstein on Trombone, Roosevelt Collier on steel guitar and Dener Ciede on guitar) Every song that I'll be putting out with this style will all be coming from this jam session. Everything was made on the spot -Just one take!

Wow, that’s pretty impressive! What did you want the listeners to take away from the single?
At the time it felt like a summer vibe. In Miami there’s a lot of rain along with sunshine. It’s hot, sweaty and also wet along with a cool vibe.

Ah I get it even more now. It’s a really catchy vibe…
Thank you! I have another one (single) coming out. It’s called SUGA. That one is going to be on fire. It will be coming out soon. I’ll keep you posted.

Absolutely thank you! I hear you have your own new album on the way?  Is that right?
Yes there is! I don't have a date yet but I’ll let you know.

Ok alright, we’ll talk more about that soon?
Yes for sure! (laughs)

Speaking of albums, what albums did you grow up listening to?
Earth Wind and Fire, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, The Beatles. A whole mix. I grew up with a lot of them! (laughs) Just good music. Country music like George Jones and Hank Williams. It’s all a mix.

When did you realise you wanted to pursue a career in music? 
I think when I was in Elementary. I knew I wanted to be in the Arts. That was in my head since I was a little kid. Even before I was playing the guitar I knew I wanted to do music and the Arts.

Did you have anyone in the family that was musical?
Yes my dad, he plays the guitar enough to be able to teach me.

Do you both still jam together, you and your dad?
Oh yes we definitely jam together (laughs) My dad loves it when I come over and jam with him. With him I play a lot of Country.

Who else inspires you? 
So many, Bob Marley is definitely one of them - the positivity. That’s why I like Pit so much, he’s so positive all the time and hard working. I learn so much from him just being around him all the time. A great guy and also a friend.

More recently you co-produced We Are Strong Pitbull's Climate Change album. One of my favourite tracks on the album. For those who may not be familiar, tell us more about other productions you've been involved in
I was part of Manos Pa’rriba (Echa Pa’lla). Me and Papayo wrote it with Pitbull. I have another four to five songs coming out on Pitbull’s upcoming new Spanish album. You guys are going to love that one! Coming out next year first or second quarter. I’ve also worked with Frito Blanko, Fuego and Sensato’s Que Lo Que on Pitbull’s Dale the Album - That rhythm is called Punta!

You’ve been around quite a bit working away!
I’m addicted to work!

Sounds like it, just like the ‘Boss’ hey!
Yes (laughs)

Are there any other artists or musicians you would like to collaborate with?
Ozuna for sure, on the Spanish side. On the English side I’d love to work with Rihanna and Taylor Swift - she’s a great songwriter, performer and all rounder.

From being a bassist, expanding to co-producing, being an artist and writing - what is it you enjoy the most?
I started writing before I was a bass player so that’s where my heart is at. Writing and producing. Then I play bass for fun (both laugh)
Between what seems like non-stop shows, how do you find the time to create and produce in between?
Whenever I get to my hotel room that’s when I start. I’m looking at my laptop and little set up right now as I’m talking to you and getting it ready to start working. Anytime between the stage and sound checks, I’m working. While everybody else is sleeping you got to work. It’s the only way you’re going to get ahead.
Do you have a particular guitar brand or piece of equipment that you like to use on stage?
The bass I like to use is ZON.

Going back to family, you and your brother artist Alejandro Brooks wrote and performed a song together for your mum on Mother's Day in church together, how old were you?
Oh yeah (laughs) how do you know about that? I was eleven years old that’s the first song I wrote for my mom especially for Mother's Day.

Can I persuade you to give us few lines…? 
Happy Mother’s Day Ma……
Happy Mother’s Day Ma……
And I looooove you..
No one can replace you Ma…..
And none will…..
Ha-py Mo-ther’s Day.

That is a really cute song, thank you for giving us a few lines

It sounds REALLY busy being Leo Brooks to say the least! How do you unwind and relax? 
After a work out I go to the steam room and after that I just listen to some music and as I’m listening to music I start getting ideas. Keep working! I just can’t keep still (laughs)

…And I see you’re also a bit of a fisherman!
Oh yea! We’re in Corpus Christi right now and I’m overlooking the ocean thinking about fishing (laughs)

I’ll let you get to the ocean very soon! But if the Pitbull Girls were coming round for dinner what would be on the menu after a day's catch, Leo? 
Something quick! We can throw some fish tacos, Mexican style. Keep it simple and good (laughs)

Nice! Back to Mr Worldwide, Pitbull is full of wisdom. Is there any valuable advice he has shared with you?
Always have vision, to believe in your dreams, never give up and try to outwork everybody.

One of my favourite moments I look forward to at a concert is watching you and Pitbull guitar and air-guitar together. Just when you feel it’s not possible to go any higher, you and Pitbull take the energy to the next level. Thank you for that. It’s one of the most touching and connecting parts of the show for me and I’m sure for many other fans too
Thank you, for me too.

And you get to do it almost every night!
I’m very grateful. Thank you.

Thank YOU both for giving us that moment
Oh it’s our pleasure!

Do you think he might be ready to handle your guitar for real sometime? 
(Laughs) 

(Both laughing) I want to know if you’re going to hand over your guitar one day
We’ll just have some extra guitars and give away one to him.

You got to make sure Pit’s trained properly or he’ll mess up your set - I’m just kidding!
(both laugh)

Are there any funny or disruptive situations encountered on tour with Pitbull?
(Laughs) This one time we were in Spain and I was sleeping and these guys decided to get a room key to my room and get a huge bucket of water while I was sleeping and just threw gallons of water on top of me! I went crazy on the Bell Man, I made them replace the whole bed, I said “why did you give them a key!?” But I got them back. I was sleeping so good and the next thing I knew I was completely soaked!

Oh! What! When you say ‘these’ guys? Who are ‘these' guys? The Agents?
Yep the Agents and Will Madeira (Pitbull’s Front of House and Studio Engineer)
Moving onto the next question, is there a pinnacle moment in your career so far?
Winning the Grammy with Pit. When we won the Latin Grammys for Best Urban Performance for Echa Pa’lla (Manos Pa'rriba) in 2013 and then the English Grammys 2016 for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album for Dale the album that was crazy! I know there’s more to come.

What’s up next?
There’s a couple of more shows coming up and then a couple more one off shows and after that we start working on Pitbull’s new Spanish album that’s coming out and start knocking out more songs. December is a recording month for the team and Pit.

Great I’m looking forward to that! It’s been an honour and a real pleasure talking to you Leo. Thank you for the opportunity and all the best for the future projects coming up







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Friday, 15 December 2017

Muévelo Loca Boom Boom !



BoOm! Can’t stop, won’t stop playing Pitbull’s new single Muévelo Loca Boom Boom. The snippet of the song had me hooked since October when Pitbull teased us a few months ago at the Latin American Music Awards, craving to hear more!

Another infectious, high-energy banger from Mr Worldwide. That Friday feeling just got taken to the next level with a simple but effective chorus and captivating hook.  A track with global appeal – hold tight world and don’t worry if you don’t speak Spanish as ‘Pitbull will put the Spanish in you.’

A much welcomed assault and loss of control of my hips and invasion to the ears from all directions straight off from press play!

From being a dancefloor filler as Pitbull says “All up in the club like..”  To being staple in recent Zumba choreography, here’s hoping it’s heard somewhere on the ocean between Miami and the Bahamas on the Pitbull Cruise 2018 too.

Single cover a Pitbull ripping off the bikini bottoms to bare that culo – very fitting!

Out everywhere! Google Play, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify to constantly ringing in my head!..BoOM BoOM, dale mamacitaaaaaa..BoOm BoOM

Dale!


PITBULL GREATEST HITS


A 'Greatest Hits' album typically consists of  old reasonably 'aged' songs. Yet this Bad Man made his own 'playbook with no rules in it' and switched that up by adding fairly new Jungle and then Locas - another upbeat song with a collaboration with Lil' Jon to long standing fans delight.

The album consists of a thank you message to his family, friends, Team Pitbull, Board of Directors and the fans. A message beautifully entwined with his original accomplished seven year plan and beyond. Along with credits to producers, photography and more (see image below)

Some may argue that it's an 'unfinished' Greatest Hits album as there are so many iconic great hits spinning back to the M.I.A.M.I and Rebelution era in particular, another side may point out that the Greatest Hits album speaks to a broader and 'party fuelled' audience. Either way it's packed with hit after hit to dance down memory lane. Greatest Hits? Pitbull Greatest Party Anthem Hits! Dale!


(Photo credit: Pitbullupdates.com)



Tuesday, 21 November 2017

MUCHO CULO!


We all know Pitbull has a thing for a capacious Culo! From the iconic CULO from M.I.A.M.I with “Mami got thighs like Trina and JLO” to connecting the famous JLO derrière again on a twist on Ain’t It Funny as Mr Worldwide swoops in with “It must be the ass that got me like...damn!”

Produced by Pitbull’s very own DJ Chino Mucho Culo featuring Farruko and El Micha Mucho Culo brings a Latin spin on Trap, dropping an infectious, Southern flavoured dirty beat. Bringing delight to the ear of an old school Pitbull fan, capable of probably sliding easily into his first album somewhere near Dammit Man and being current too and holding its own with potential as being timeless.

Different beat, different style, different Mr Worldwide and vibe but overall a welcomed one!

A head bopper in the clubs to an in the car ‘belt outer’. Watch out Mucho Culo the song is aqui preview it on DJ City!

Friday, 10 November 2017

SHAKE WHAT YOUR MAMA GAVE YOU! JUNGLE REVIEW

BOOM! That’s just how Jungle by Pitbull and Stereotype Ft. E-40 & Abraham Mateo smacked me on the first few bars. Now move on over Bruno Mars ( that’s the rhyme I’m making up and going on with this one!)

I was going to wait until Pitbull's upcoming album the Greatest Hits release on December the 1st before I open my cake hole but oh well, it’s too good to hold off on!

A very meaty funky, R’n’B, a little hiphoppy track.

The Devil knows Pitbull has got no number from We Run The Night and now Mr Worldwide is telling everyone he is way hotter than the man in horns too.

A justified stab at rappers ‘empty’ lyrics with no substance let alone style (or all fur coat and no knickers as the phrase goes here in England) Pitbull knows what he is talking about in his rhymes.
Talk about it be about it and do things to add value to the community and create opportunities for education through building SLAM schools. With that said, one of my favourite lyric stings is “Yeah, these boys rap but they say a whole lot of nada, Me, I’m building schools from Miami to Nevada”

Pitbull calls Miami the ‘pineapple’ and looking at the attention grabbing single cover design we can certainly see where he likes to strategically place the pineapple or interpret it as eating it from the roota to the toota, no we’re not just talking pineapples but it just got a little fruitier as Mr Education still wants to ‘school ya’ with his manhood (that’s a rare reference these days!) reference to it being probably as straight up measured in inches like a ruler “I'm sick Pit ruler, let a slip d*ck through ya” and without mincing any words “Who the who, who the what, who's f**king you. That would be me, P-I-T”

Abraham Mateo kills it on the chorus to encourage you to kick in that animal instinct and not be afraid to behave like one and shake what your mama gave you

E-40 says “Now if you came with your man, leave him over there” then that is exactly what Pitbull Girls need to do!

A great combination of collaborators that really complement each other on this great song.
If you don’t want to get up and dance soon as the beat kicks in, well then there’s something wrong with you, now get up and shake what your mama gave you!

Dale!


Friday, 27 October 2017

PITBULL RECIEVES LATIN AMA DICK CLARK ACHIEVEMENT AWARD & POR FAVOR REVIEW


Still making history and still receiving ‘first ever’ awards. There probably wasn’t a dry eye in the house and behind the TV screens (mine included) for the build up to Pitbull’s performance with history of his career and again when Pitbull made his acceptance speech at being awarded the first ever Latin AMA Dick Clark Achievement Award. An award that recognises not only the dedication to music by an artist but also the manner in which they use their position to positively influence and inspire those in need and see the bigger picture that comes with a sense of ‘social responsibility’ that comes with fame and fortune. That is not visible to all in a similar position. 

Who better to present the award than Mr Worldwide’s serial partner in rhyme Enrique Iglesias. Congratulations Armando on receiving this award and all that you do to for the community and inspiration, motivation, leading by example in all contexts and the nature of which cascades over to fandom.

Pitbull performed a bumper pack of old and new songs including Don’t Stop The Party and a sneaky peaky at Boom Boom Muevelo (Boom Boom! Dale mamacita!) which I can’t wait to hear the rest of. It may be near Halloween but there were no tricks just treats as Pitbull and Fifth Harmony thrilled us with the premiere of the brand new sizzler Por Favor. Without further ado let’s get our teeth stuck into the new song!

Locked in from the intro with the strings plucking away throughout. Por Favor is a sultry, sexy, Spanglish sizzler with a ‘get in your head’ kind of rhythm. Even if you don’t know Spanish, as Pitbull has said in the old school days, Pitbull will ‘put the Spanish in you’ along with Fifth Harmony with ‘Por Favor’ and a chorus that anyone can join in and understand.

Call him Mr Education or call him Mr Crazy Sexy Cool (even beautiful, sexy, sophisticated!) Pitbull slips in another homage to TLC again and seems like Mr Worldwide is having a ‘Good Time’ on this track too as he opens up with “I already seen you, mami, need a TLC (yeah), And I ain't too proud to
beg just like TLC” Seeing another side in his rhymes of rather than HIM being in control and what he will do to being the one begging what and how he wants it done to him with “Por favor, mami, me lo merezco, pretty, please” How the power switches, and then back again. Always the gentleman with please and thank you, Armando Bond shows good manners don’t cost a thing and conversely it can sway him to do anything if you say Por Favor. 

A bit of French kissing, bit of Paris, more innuendo’s 

Pitbull fans, ven aqui! Without ANY spoilers on the emotional and moving MUST WATCH acceptance speech and Por Favor debut below (Telmundo). Loving the suit jacket Pitbull by the way!











Wednesday, 27 September 2017

PITBULL FROM THE DIRTY BUT THAT CHICO NICE! PITBULL LENDS HIS PRIVATE JET TO MOVE CANCER PATIENTS FROM PR TO USA

"I’m from the Dirty(South) but that Chico nice” As I ride through the waves of social media I can almost ‘Feel This Moment’ where hearts of fans and those beyond melt. ‘Nice’ just doesn’t seem to be a word good enough to express the kindness of Mr 305- Worldwide who is allowing the use of his private plane to bring cancer patients from Puerto Rico into the USA for treatment. 

Puerto Rico which has been devastated and hit very hard by the merciless Hurricane Irma, leaves majority of the island and of course including hospitals, with a lack of power.  Donations of millions are fantastic but in steps Mr Worldwide who in my eyes may as well be wearing a cape with his suit to lend his jet to bring patients over for life saving treatments.

Pitbull tells the Daily News “Thank God we’re blessed to help. Just doing my part” 

"Thank you @pitbull for lending your private plane to move cancer patients from PR to USA so that they can get chemo," Tweeted Puerto Rico congresswoman Jenniffer Gonzalez.

Humble, Kind, full of humanity and practical in his actions too. Armando doing it for the cause not for applause. Not making a song and dance or grand announcement - leave that to the fans who shout from the roof tops with pride! Could we be any more proud of Armando? Could we love him anymore ? Is that even possible? God bless Armando. Always giving back and in thoughtful, practical ways. Reaching goals, wealth and success is more meaningful when it's put to good use and helping others out as they say.


Pitbull is also a part of Somo Una Voz, set up by Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony with alliance of artists working together to send help where recent disasters have occurred. Visit SomosUnaVoz.com to find out more & how to donate.



Dale!