On November 21st, Pitbull released his latest album Globalization, and his fifth single, “Time Of Our Lives” along with it. The Dr. Luke produced track features verses from Pitbull and a chorus by Ne-Yo, who kicks off the song by singing, “I knew my rent was gon’ be late about a week ago, I worked my ass off, but I still can’t pay it though, But I got just enough, to get up in this club.” …typical Ne-Yo & Pitbull: great for starting parties, terrible for starting 401Ks.
Although who am I to talk, I have, like, twelve grand in checking… Can someone teach me how to do that thing that rich people do where they turn money into more money?
Over the summer, Pitbull released “Fireball,” featuring singer-songwriter John Ryan, as the first single from his forthcoming eighth (eighth?!) studio album, Globalization. Before dropping the song, Mr. 305 posted to Twitter, “Lot of craziness going on in the world right now, so lets escape it for 3:55”
PITBULL, DO YOU WATCH THE NEWS?!?! MAKE THE SONG LONGER!!!
Romanian singer Inna recently debuted “Good Time,” her second single featuring Pitbull from her upcoming album, LatINNA. Though Inna is popular in Europe, LatINNA will be her first US release.
No knowing much about Inna, I checked out her Wikipedia page for some background information and came across this:
Kudos to her for having a “hot era” …shame it didn’t last longer.
Every four years, in anticipation of the FIFA World Cup, an official album is released to go along with rivalries formed against countries most people can’t find on a world map.
The first three songs on the Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Album tracklist are:
1. Pitbull feat. Jennifer Lopez & Claudia Leitte – We Are One (Ole Ola) (The Official World Cup Song
2. Santana & Wyclef feat. Avicii & Alexandre Pires – Dar Um Jeito (We Will Find A Way) (The Official World Cup Anthem) what’s the difference between a song and anthem?
3. Arlindo Cruz – Tatu Bom De Bola (The Official World Cup Mascot Song)
As an artist, it’s important to create a song that captures the spirit of your subject, possibly develop a narrative surrounding your subject in order to truly bring the music to life.
…this is the artistic process I like to imagine when Arlindo Cruz was tasked with writing a song for an armadillo named Fuleco.
For his latest single, “Wild Wild Love,” Pitbull, once again, teamed up with female pop vocalists and Dr. Luke. (If it ain’t broke, ya know?) No word yet on what album “Wild Wild Love,” will be attached to.
G.R.L., the ladies behind the single’s chorus, is like an all-girl super-group, containing former members of the Paradiso Girls, Girlicious and the Pussycat Dolls.
…ok “super-group” is a bit strong, more like an all-girl “Thanksgiving casserole.”
I can only assume this is a song about soup because the word “mmm” sounds creepy in any other context.
It might be cold outside, but Enrique and Pitbull heat things up with their new single, ‘”I’m a Freak.”** The song begins with Pitbull rolling his Rs so hard, it gave me visions of my high school Spanish textbook.
Anyone else remember this book and Raul Saucedo? Muy bueno.
Pitbull is reissuing his album, Global Warming, under the new name, Global Warming: Meltdown, and it will include all of the tracks from the original album, plus five new ones. One of these new songs is “That High,” which features the incredible Kelly Rowland, and is produced by dance-music authority, David Guetta.
In other Pitbull news: Mr. 305 will be ringing in the new year by debuting his new fragrances, called Pitbull, on December 31st.
Now here’s a man after my own heart — when in doubt, just name it after yourself.
This past spring, Pitbull and Ke$ha performed together in Atlantic City. My friends and I heard about this event almost a month ahead of time, and said, “Pitbull and Ke$ha together in Atlantic City! What an epic dance party, we have to go.” For about a week, we shrieked in delight over the prospect of this event, and then real life caught up with us. The tickets were kinda expensive, and someone had plans early the next day, and yada yada yada – we didn’t end up going. That was the first time Pitbull and Ke$ha led to great disappointment.
This song is the second.
Floating unofficially around radio and cyber-space is a new Akon, Pitbull, David Guetta collaboration, “That Na Na.” Akon & Pitbull lay vocals over a big room house track, which is an amazing addition, or a terrible mistake, depending how you like your dance music.
Either way, this song reinforces Akon’s Song Writing Adage: If you can’t think of intelligent lyrics, just use ‘na na na‘s.