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
- 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)
Tropes Associated with Pitbull:
- Boastful Rap: Good luck finding a Pitbull song in which Pitbull doesn't rap about how much money he has/how awesome he is.
- 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.
- 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!) and Shakira.
- 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.
- 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 pay me." Depending on what station you hear the song on, that line may be edited out.
- Stuffy Old Songs About the Buttocks: "Culo"
- 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.