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What's the story?
Cuban-American rapper Pitbull's fourth studio album, REBELUTION combines the musical flavor of Miami with rap and hip-hop in a dozen-plus tracks of high-energy tunes. "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)," Pitbull's most successful single to date appears on the album, along with guest artists such as Akon, Lil' Jon and Slim of 112, among others. The main focus of the tracks focus on supplying inspirational tidbits about not giving up along with ways to seduce women and hustle in the big city.
Is it any good?
Pitbull lets the lyrics fly on this spirited album that is a refreshing departure from a lot of hip-hop's electronic trappings. Full of Latin spirit and colorful lyrics, Pitbull balances fast-paced rapping and macho shout-outs with slower paced harmonic melodies. His raps never get monotonous and on tracks like "Triumph" and "Shut It Down" he seamlessly incorporates hooks, harmonies, and samples with ear-pleasing effects. Beware of this dog's bark though, it's got some bite. On numerous tracks Pitbull lives up to his canine stage-name with his brand of sexist seduction ("Mami got an a-- like a donkey") and lots of f-bombs.