Release Date: Nov 19, 2012
Genre(s): Rap, Latin, Pop-Rap, Latin Rap
Record label: RCA
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Last year, Pitbull became a dance-pop monarch with the chart-topping "Give Me Everything," and his seventh LP tries to keep that crossover elasticity rolling: "I ain't greedy, sharin' is carin'/Especially when it's with Sharon and Karen," he raps lustily, building a cultural bridge on "Party Ain't Over." Mr. Worldwide interpolates "Take On Me," a-ha's 1985 New Wave banger, on "Feel This Moment," and his productions simulate the opulence of a Miami nightclub, with stomping eurozone beats that could just as easily be on an LMFAO record. Vocally, he's less an MC than a greeter or a party promoter – and everyone on the planet is on his guest list.
Last year’s massive Planet Pit positioned the Cuban-American party ambassador as an international concern, and Global Warming re-ups Mr. Worldwide’s booming brand with border-crossing dance-floor thumpers, swag-embedded journalism (”Reporting live from the tallest building in Tokyo!”), and duets with globally bankable artists like the Wanted, Enrique Iglesias, and J. Lo.
With his label, J Records, closing shop, Miami rapper Pitbull moves to RCA proper for Global Warming, a high-octane, well-funded party album that needs a bit of trimming to be considered officially "non-stop. " It's the polished ballads that are the arguable snares, as the Chris Brown feature "Hope We Meet Again" offers a pleasing, "one for the ladies" number at half the usual speed, and while it might be a worthwhile attempt to round out the album, it's surrounded by tracks that party like a speedy, overcrowded boat on Miami seas with "bottle service or die!" painted on the side. Put the BPMs in the right order and this could be the ultimate Pitbull mix CD, which Mr.
Pitbull basically abandons any semblance of rap here and continues to hitch his fortunes to the electronic dance movement express. He’s an MC only in the sense that he strings fundamental rhymes about partying (“We ain’t here for a long time / we here for a good time”) and sex. It’s a pure club set with little ambition. Mostly, he plays cheerleader for the big beats, swirls of keyboards, and effects laid down by a parade of producers, including Afrojack and DJ Buddha.
Pitbull“Global Warming”(PoloGrounds Music/Mr. 305/RCA) “Monday, party. Tuesday, party. Wednesday, party. Thursday, party. Friday, party. Saturday, party. Sunday, party. Every day, party.”. That’s Pitbull’s schedule, as he recites it in “Drinks for You (Ladies Anthem)” on “Global ….
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