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Music: Pitbull
He can't promise tomorrow, but he promises tonight. Dalé!
WHOOOOOOWEE!
Pitbull's introduction in every song he appears in.

Pitbull, aka Armando Christian Peréz (born January 15, 1981), is an American rapper, songwriter, world traveler, and producer from Miami. He is of Cuban descent, and his family arrived in the United States after the Mariel boatlift. He began gaining popularity outside the local and underground scene during the latter half of the 2000's.

As usual, you can find the basics about his career at The Other Wiki.

Albums:
  • M.I.A.M.I. (2004)
  • Money is Still a Major Issue (2005) (remixes from M.I.A.M.I. and unreleased songs)
  • El Mariel (2006)
  • The Boatlift (2007)
  • Rebelution (2009)
  • Armando (2010)
  • Planet Pit (2011)
  • Original Hits (2012) (compilation of pre-Rebelution hits)
  • Global Warming (2012)
  • Meltdown EP (2013)
  • Global Warming: Meltdown (2013)
  • Globalization (2014)

Tropes Associated with Pitbull:

  • Amazing Technicolor World: The lyric video for "Don't Stop the Party" has the lyrics being blasted over scenes full of colorful backgrounds aplenty.
    • Similarly, the lyric video for "Time of Our Lives" has some kaleidoscope-ish club shots done in some colored scenes, and many other spectacles backgrounding the lyrics.
  • Berserk Button: Don't diss the Miami heat. Otherwise he'll write a song just for you, dissing you and saying about how he IS Miami. See The Villain Sucks Song below.
  • Boastful Rap: Good luck finding a Pitbull song in which Pitbull doesn't rap about how much money he has/how awesome he is and doesn't give a crap about the haters.
    • Except "We Are One (Ole Ola)", the 2014 World Cup theme song, which you may or may not count considering what it was made for.
    • That aside, the closest he comes to averting this is probably "Castle Made of Sand", which has a lot more of an emphasis on his past and talking about his mother than it does himself. See Mama's Boy below.
  • Catch Phrase: WHOOOOOOOWEEE!. You hear this right before he starts pretty much every verse he sings.
    • Also, "Dale"! ("Let's go" in Spanish). He ends many of his verses with this phrase.
    • He calls himself Mr. Worldwide multiple times in most of his songs.
  • Covered in Gunge: At the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2013. Dumped on him by Christina Aguilera.
  • Dream Team: Several examples; with Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez, Usher, Chris Brown, Marc Anthony (not that one!), Shakira, and Ke$ha.
  • Drinking Game: Take a sip every time Pitbull does any of these in one of his songs:
    • Calls himself "Mr. Worldwide".
    • Or "Mr. 305", or gives mention to Miami.
    • Yodels "WHOOOOOOOWEE!" before a verse or during the song in general.
    • Says "dalé".
    • Gives a shout out to the other guest act(s) in his song.
    • Talks about his money.
      • Finish your drink if he says "Now pay me" (i.e. We Run the Night and Shut It Down).
    • If the song is about having sex with women.
    • Every time the word "tonight" is said in "Give Me Everything".
      • Or better yet, just take a sip whenever a phrase that ends with "tonight" follows another.
    • Mentions not caring about the haters.
    • Mentions another famous person.
    • Talks about how he turned his life around.
    • Take two sips if he's the guest act of the song.
    • Starts talking in Spanish.
    • Take a sip if he mentions some random place
    • Whenever the phrase "it's going down" is said in "Timber".
  • Fun with Acronyms: In a way. His debut album, M.I.A.M.I. stands for "Money is a Major Issue."
  • Informed Flaw: Pitbull was born with a type of localized paralysis in the nerves in his left cheek, making it very difficult to stretch the skin when he talks. Despite this, he's actually overcome this and can speak normally.
  • Intercourse with You: Quite a few of his songs.
  • Large Ham: Can get there quite heavily in his songs, most notably this from "Back in Time"
    Pitbull: "Don't you know I don't give a NUMBAH TWOOOOOOO?!"
  • Mama's Boy: Evident from several of his songs, especially "Castle Made of Sand" which is largely dedicated to her.
  • Only in It for the Money: Pitbull makes it clear that he values making money above most things. This is most jarring in his guest verse in Havana Brown's "We Run the Night" where he ends it with "Now fuck you, pay me." Depending on what station you hear the song on, that line may be edited out. The same line is said in his collaboration with Akon, "Shut It Down".
  • Rags to Riches: Many of his songs have him talking about how his life started on a sad note to get to where he is today. This can be established by his being kicked out of his own house by his mother at age 16 for being a drug dealer.
  • Running Gag: There are jokes about how he only make "feat songs".
    I don't sing in the shower anymore, fearing that Pitbull want to make a song.
  • Stuffy Old Songs About the Buttocks: "Culo"
  • The Villain Sucks Song: "Welcome to Dade County" is this to Lil Wayne, who had gone on a scathing rant about the Miami heat in early 2013. Not only does Pitbull defend his hometown and warn Lil Wayne not to do it again, but in the outro of the track he mentions that's it made worse by how the citizens of Florida paid respect to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
  • A Wild Rapper Appears: The case in a lot of his songs. Especially jarring example in Usher's "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love".
  • Wolverine Publicity: AND HOW! Most of his exposure on the radio is from being a guest rapper for other artists more than his own songs.
OFWGKTAMusicians/Hip Hop RapProfessor Elemental
Pink FloydTurnOfTheMillennium/MusicJoel Plaskett

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