For a label that is based in New York City, TVT has certainly been a major supporter of Southern rap. Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz, the Ying Yang Twins, Kingpin Skinny Pimp, and Jacki-O are among the Dirty South rappers who have recorded for TVT in the '90s or 2000s, and the name Pitbull can be added to that list. Armando Perez, aka Pitbull, brings a slight Latin flavor to hip-hop's Dirty South school on M.I.A.M.I., his first album for TVT. The Cuban-American MC doesn't inundate listeners with Latin influences; there are plenty of hip-hoppers in Latin America and Spain who rap in Spanish exclusively, but the vast majority of Pitbull's lyrics are in English. Nonetheless, Pitbull does throw in some Spanish lyrics here and there, and some of his grooves successfully unite crunk and the Dirty South with elements of the high-tech club music that has been coming out of Latin America. M.I.A.M.I. is, to a large degree, a party album; Pitbull is undeniably club-friendly on R-rated jams like "She's Freaky," "Get on the Floor," "Shake It Up," and "Culo" (which features Lil Jon and blends crunk with the Latin reggaeton style). But M.I.A.M.I. isn't just an endless ode to sex, tight skirts, and shapely booties; Pitbull tackles some social issues as well, especially on "Dirty" and "Hustler's Withdrawal" (which describes the dangers of drug dealing). By 2004 standards, Pitbull's lyrics aren't revolutionary; he is hardly the first MC to rap about drugs and thug life or sex and women. Even so, his willingness to combine Latin and Dirty South elements makes M.I.A.M.I. one of the more memorable and interesting Southern rap discs of 2004.
Performance CreditsPitbull Primary Artist,Rap
Fat Joe Rap
Lil Jon Rap
Trick Daddy Rap
Bun B Rap
Technical CreditsC.J. Johnson Composer
Lil Jon Audio Production
Bryan Leach Executive Producer
Diaz Brothers Audio Production
Jim Jonsin Producer,Engineer
Mark Vinten Engineer
Hugo Diaz Engineer
DJ Nasty Audio Production
Clifford Smith Composer
Alfred Lazaro Engineer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
M.I.A.M.I. based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
This rapper really represents M.I.A. to the fullest - great flow, funny lyrics and Lil Jon rips it as always. My favorites are Dammit Man, 305 Anthem, Dirty, Melting Pot and of course, who can forget, Culo!
pitbull is gonna be a great rapper for the milenium. he has great songs like culo,dammit man, that's nasty, and toma which has a great hispanic influence.
Pitbull is A Pretty Good Rapper. I just Got The Cd Yesterday And it's hot. i have yet to listen to tracks 11-15 today. some hot beats from lil john and good lyrics from pitbull make a overall perfect Dirty South/ Latin CD
I GIVE IT 4 BECAUSE BEING THAT IT IS THE CLEAN VERSION IT SHOULD HAVE THE VERSION YOU HEAR I THE RADIO BUT IT DOES NOT BUT IT IS STILL COOL TO GET YOU AND SHAKE THAT THING!!!!!!!