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Monday, 26 October 2015

FREE.K & GET LoOoSE!


Freak like this, freak like that, like ’em a little freaky, freak between the sheets, “I’m a freak” joint admission with Enrique- only one thing on Pitbull’s mind and that’s just to be FREE.K full stop. Twenty-four-seven. Mr Worldwide ready round the clock!

Free.K from Pitbull’s upcoming album Climate Change is produced by Michael Mayeda (who is also one of DJ City’s in-house producers) features the addictive 90’s sampler from Adina Howard’s “Freak Like me” This dance floor filler is all about (say it like Pitbull now..) Getting’ LOOoOOoSE! 

We know Pitbull loves the powerful classy, sassy ladies that mean business but know and aren’t afraid to get down and dirty either. Pitbull reminds us how he likes a lady to be a lady and respects the everyday hard working ones in society. Getting into specifics when the bad girls come out of the good ones such as nurses, teachers, real estate reps, police women and business women to CEO’s. Serious in business and being a FREAK after hours or anytime on call ( The First Lady can’t escape from the rhymes either!) With another message of ‘education’ if you like, who know their men are blowing their money on strippers- get home, lose inhibitions and just be a freak.

If anyone can make the ladies freak-a-leak just through music to the ears then it’s Pitbull.

Combination of Pitbull’s rugged, gravelly voice, overall flow and rhymes with the dance and old school House feel is simply infectious. Yet another dance floor filler sure to be bangin’ out in the clubs worldwide and drawing out all the freaks to the floor. Catchy, fun, sexy, and FREE.K!

Dale!



Friday, 9 October 2015

LET'S FALL IN LOVE WITH MANGO'S! EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH ANTONIO LARACUENTE




Vice President of Operations of Mango's Tropical Cafe Orlando Antonio Laracuente will be taking the unique ‘Mango’s party’ blend of ingredients from Miami to the new Mango’s in Orlando. Antonio has been with Mango’s for nine years and is the creator Latin Tuesdays, Miami’s Premier Latin VIP Dance party at Mango’s which has been running strong since 2009 at the sizzling Latin flavoured Ocean Drive hot spot.

Watching Antonio at work is impressive and inspirational. Someone who works so incredibly hard each night and clearly enjoys what he does while interacting and ensuring visitors are having a good time. That operations are running smoothly and always wearing a warm smile while having fun at the same time with so much energy. With the opening of the new Mango’s Orlando in late November this year, Antonio is currently on site of the new venue at the heart of International Drive. As preparations from scratch for the opening of the brand new Mango’s Orlando are underway.

“Come fall in love with Mango’s” is what Mango’s tell us. My interpretation is that this is NOT an instruction or an invitation, it’s more like a guarantee that you will!

Without further a-do, let’s talk to Antonio about  Mango’s Miami, Mango’s Orlando, Pitbull, Voli and more!

Thanks for taking the time to talk to me Antonio

Tell us, for anyone who has never been to Mango's, can you sum it up for us in a few words or sentences?
Mango's is a unique restaurant and nightclub featuring fabulous Latin and Caribbean comfort foods, exotic libations and high-energy entertainment provided by beautiful dancers. The music ranges from Salsa to Bachatta, Reggaeton and Pop, while guests sip on hand-mixed Mojitos, Daiquiris, Martinis and Cosmos. Mango's has coined the phrase "Florri bean Cuisine"  to describe the wide range of world-class dining  creations including  favourites like Churrasco steak, BBQ ribs, Al Ajillo  and Caribbean  Creole,  to mention a few.

Mango's Miami is renowned for being one of Pitbull’s favourite places, what happens when Mr Worldwide has made a surprise visit?
Yes, Mango's is one of Mr Worldwide's favourite places to get away and unwind.  When he arrives, he likes to be low key, enjoy his favourite Voli cocktail - Voli, water and limes - and of course, loves the view of our beautiful sexy ladies performing.  While he likes to be low key the minute Mr Worldwide sets foot in the venue and is spotted by his fans, the line to take a picture with Pit is non-stop all night – and he never turns anyone away! He respects and understands that he is where he is in his career because of his fans. There are times when the lines to get him get overwhelming. I look at him and say "You want to take a break?" and he says "No Papo - Dale, I am good." I can truly say he enjoys his fans and loves feeding off their energy for him.



Do you have a favourite Pitbull song?
Don’t Stop The Party…  Which goes perfectly with Mango’s!

Has anything funny, crazy, scary happened on any of these Pitbull visits?
Nothing crazy or scary has really happened during one of Pitbull's visits, but funny things happen every time he is with us!   From fans asking to marry him to others showing him their best Pitbull impression.  It is always fun when he is at Mango's.  Never a dull moment!

Many fans think you look a lot like Pitbull, have you ever been mistaken for Mr Worldwide?

Sometimes, but once I start singing the mistake is corrected very quickly! (Laughs)  Pitbull is a unique character and his charisma is hard to duplicate! It is fun to be mistaken for him, if only in appearance!

What about dancing? Have you ever had the urge to get up on that bar and bust some moves to a Pitbull song?
Of course!  Doesn't everyone get that urge when they feel the beat of a Pitbull song? The only  problem  is that  I  certainly  would  NOT be mistaken  for  Mr Worldwide  if  I  was ever to get on  the  stage and "bust
some moves!"  (Laughs)

Haha yes I think we all get that urge! I’m sure everyone would happily dance along with you though. Talk to me more about the food at Mango’s. Are there any particular dishes you would personally recommend?

My  personal   favourites  are the  Churrasco  steak and Caribbean   Creole,   I prefer  the  chicken  with  that  one.  But believe   me,  the food  is so good at Mango's,  you  really can't  go wrong  no matter  what  you select- and  the  appetizers   are so delicious  and generous,  there  are always  great beginnings  to every meal.

 …And of course the cocktails are amazing there! Pitbull's  Voli  Spirits  Dreamsicle  and Volito  cocktails  are my favourites  at Mango's  so  far, do you have any preferences?
The Dreamsicle has to be my favourite.   It has a unique flavour that really gets things off to a great start.  But Mango's has such a large and creative drink  menu,  I  promise  there  is something  for  everyone's  taste!


Absolutely!  I'm also excited about the new Mango’s Voli Vodka!  Can you tell us more about this and Mango’s Orlando?
The new ‘Mango's by Voli’  was created  to celebrate  the  25th  anniversary  of the  legendary  Mango's Tropical Cafe South  Beach and the  opening  this fall of the $50 million, 55,000 square  foot  Mango's Tropical  Cafe Orlando.  It's  a great  combination  because  Pitbull  is the Voli Vodka spokesperson  and ambassador  and,  of course,  a  great  friend  of Mango's!   The   Mango's  Orlando  location will  be located  in the  heart  of International  Drive close to Sand Lake Road  and will  be three  times  as large as the South Beach iconic cafe.


WOW that is huge! I can’t wait to visit sometime.  I’m obsessed and in awe of the progress made in the photos, especially the magnificent staircase and platform area in the making at the new Mango’s Orlando   - is this a performance or VIP area?
The staircase and platform area were designed to be performance areas.   We have the Vodou Room, Havana Lounge, Mojito Lounge and VIP Main Stage seating for VIP areas.


Do you have your own secret formula for a great party?
I sure do!  It's the Mango's formula.  Beautiful  women  providing   entertainment,   fabulous  high-energy Latin  music,  a fun  and classic environment   with plenty  of room  for  dancing, creative  and tasty  drinks, and the  best food  in the  world!

Your work schedule seems really busy!  How do you relax and unwind?
Sip a Dreamsicle, put on my earphones and listen to Pitbull, of course!  He's so high-energy though, it gets my blood flowing and it’s hard to stay in my seat. But it is always great to also spend time with family and friends, and Orlando  has such great  entertainment   opportunities like theme  parks, beaches  nearby,  the new Orlando  Eye,  professional   sporting  events,  they  are all a  great way to unwind.
  
Do you have any words of advice for anyone wanting to go into the restaurant,   nightlife    and entertainment     business?
Be ready for the ride of your life!  It's a very demanding business requiring long hours and a lot of sacrifice.  So  my advice would  be to do your  homework  before  you get into  it,  talk to  people  like me who have the  experience  they  can share and be sure you are willing  to put in the time and effort  to make  it work!   It is a very  rewarding  career and as  long as you know  what  you're getting  into. It can be a  dream come true.


It's been a pleasure Antonio, thank you so much for sharing with us. I've spent many a great nights at Mango's Miami and am excited about visiting the new Mango's Orlando sometime.

Follow Antonio, Mango's Tropical Cafe Miami & Orlando on the following links and check out the fantastic videos below.


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Mango’s Orlando Opening Late November 2015
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Thursday, 8 October 2015

ONCE UPON A TIME..THE PITBULL, THE LYON & TIGER CUB - NO DOUBT ABOUT IT VIDEO


After Pit made his premiere on Empire last night it was time to let Jamal (Jussie Smollett) know where the after party at, texting 'private party at the Empire Estates- Dale Pit.' As the iron gates open, it’s evident that Pitbull and The Most Bad Ones had already got the party well on the way!


Pink, gold and Buddha themed elegant rooms with possibly some old school velvet wall paper, taking the party poolside with motorbikes. Although it may be a ‘Lyon’ estate a tiger cub managed sneak in and mix it up a little to make it two big cats and a Pitbull.

Directed by Gil Green who also directed Fun, the video sees ample champagne flutes and encourages taking a lot of shots (with somebody) and a few costume changes from Pitbull from crisp corporate attire looking the business to carefree casual suits you don’t mind getting wet! Jussie Smollett looked just as smouldering in his purple suit. Suited to Empire Royalty.



The gorgeous Most Bad Ones never a metre away from Mr Worldwide partying away from the hallway to the lobby. Attaching themselves to either the walls or Pitbull. Not enough water in the pool to put out the fire these gorgeous, talented ladies started!


Pitbull always says to feel and enjoy the moment. Momentarily entertaining some party goers by taking a selfie with him and then hitting them with “ In this party ain’t no social media no camera phones..” Before he throws their phone into the pool – what happens at the Empire Estates, stays at the Empire Estates!

It’s not the first time we’ve seen Pitbull’s Olympic water sport skills. Don’t Stop The Party video saw Pit doing water bombs into the ocean. No Doubt About it we see Pitbull’s best acrobatic back flip dive yet! Pitbull does his own stunts dontcha know!



Saturday, 26 September 2015

PITBULL PLAYS NO. 305 WITH THE FULHAM FC

Having teamed up with Visit Florida last month as a partner and ambassador, Pitbull goes with the tourist board from Florida to Fulham. Always one for 'sharing and caring' Mr Worldwide spreads some sunshine into London with Visit Florida as the main sponsor of London's oldest football
Club- Fulham FC (soccer to my friends across the pond!)

Earlier Pitbull tweeted a photo of the Fulham kit with the number 305 (obviously!) on the back as a thank you to the club.

Joining up the dots for those scratching their heads at the Putney End and outside the club trying to working out what, why, how at this sponsorship could even be conceived?  Fulham FC's owner and Chairman Shahid Khan is also the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars - Florida which is also his home and so seems like a natural alliance. (See what Shahid Khan and Chief Marketing Officer of Visit Florida Paul Phipps had to say about the sponsorship deal by clicking on the link below and find out more about Fulham Football Club)

See the Visit Florida distinctive blue logo on the players home, away and third kit- whether you're freezing and supporting the home team from the Riverside, Hammersmith or Johnny Haynes Stand as a reminder to book that holiday to a warm and sunny Florida where as Pitbull says are full of 'sexy beaches! Hotels!'  There will also be presence of Visit Florida on the roof of Fulham FC's home and stadium Craven Cottage at it's Riverside Stand end as well as on the landing approach from London’s Heathrow Airport.

In a twist to Mr Worldwide's lyrics "cooler than a polar bears toenails..come play with the big (London) boys in the Premier League!"

Good luck to the Cottagers and Lilywhites on Tuesday against the Wolves!

So the question now is where to put Pitbull? Goalie? midfield, defence, forward?  (Do we need to explain the offside rule?)

Dale!

Friday, 25 September 2015

Pitbull AND #PITBULLGIRL Residency in VEGAS!


Pitbull makes more history as being the first rapper to take residency in Vegas for a week long of sizzling shows.



Never far behind are #PitbullGirls who are also taking over the strip one may even call it a joint event with the ‘PitbullGirl Residency’ with the girls running Vegas kicking off the catching the raining Voli in a shot glass for the duration or perched up at the Voli Bar amongst those gorgeous tall black bottles!

Check out these awesome photos of some of the ladies so far.
Thank you for taking us with you Carla Ivey, Marisa Gomes, Chris Blue, Andrea Ellis, Bertha Seymour, Dulcy Skal, Maria, Krista Taschler and the rest of the girls! Anyone else heading there feel free to join in and send on images to share!

Everyone else- go check out these gorgeous ladies having the time of their lives in and around Vegas and the dazzling Mr Worldwide shows and of course meeting the man of the moment himself.

Thank you

EeeYAW!










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Tuesday, 8 September 2015

YOU'VE JUST BEEN TMBO'D! REVIEW BADDEST GIRL IN TOWN VIDEO




The official video footage of the biggest bank heist in downton Miami has just been released.

As the elevator doors open in the banking hall, it's all about to kick off! Enter the classy, sassy, kick ass-iest bank robbers you have ever seen in suspenders, stockings, heels and lipgloss (well how else would you dress to rob a bank in style?)

  
While the average bank robber probably find their mom's old nylon pantyhose/tights and chuck it over their faces as disguise ( most likely in a nude or tan shade!) these super sexy ladies do it with fishnets & firearms. Gunshots in the air, everybody down-you've just been TMBO'd!
As The Most Bad Ones interrupt DJ Chino trying to do his banking and quite possibly screaming "WINNING" at the bank teller, the robbery proceeds with the ladies getting Mohombi a bank manager perhaps to open up the safe as they bundle the cash into bags. Taking off on motor bikes by now at night with what appears to be the police in a high speed pursuit through the streets of Miami straight to Pitbull who is waiting by the side of the ocean. ( far from the boss but at the end of the day not only owning it all but without getting his hands dirty- We 'luurve dat')

But wait! What's this? By the end of the video it's evident that the robbery was an inside job. Wisin and Mohombi played their roles in the bank and part of the staged pursuit.

Hats off to the Baddest dancers and bank robbers around. Michelle, Adriana, Kristin, Teena, Ashley, Stef -you ladies do with style and sass!  The Most Bad Ones got the dinero ching-ching for Mr Worldwide, Mohombi and Wisin!

The ladies may not have been arrested but the video certainly arrests the viewers attention. Directed by Daniel Duran, the video tells an action packed story and it's refreshing to see The Most Bad Ones with an exciting, prominent role in the video.

Moral of the story? Teamwork makes the bank robbery work-great job! Now if you could just tell us your current location ( $305K ahem!)

Dale -eeYaw!










Friday, 4 September 2015

NO DOUBT ABOUT IT - PITBULL & YOUR BOY JAMAL

Move on over to the side Drip Drop! It’s Pitbull and he just can’t stop-won’t stop!

Pitbull took on another Empire as his song with Jussie Smollet (Jamal Lyon) No Doubt About It was released on Empire’s Vevo channel. Pitbull is also set to appear along with the hit on Empire Season 2.

You’d be forgiven for thinking it has a little ‘Ne-Yo-esque’ feel as the song was co-written by Ne-Yo with Pitbull (which is always a show-stopping hit combination)


First up is Worldwide reporting Live from the Empire with Jamal about to show us how to get off the chain. Encouraging the ladies it’s all about getting your culo on the dance floor, Pitbull also reminds us in his own style put away the technology and feel the moment “No social media, no camera phones.”To get down some real partying. Then with a ‘Missy’ and Beenie Man twist “Beep Beep who got the keys to the suite” (well where else would the party end up with Pitbull, suite 305 perhaps?)

If all you want to do is party, have some Voli shots with somebody then take the music and turn it all the way up (put your phones away!) and get partying with P.I.T and your boy Jamal because this is the next Pitbull party anthem.

Upbeat, catch, light, feel-good with an uplifting feel. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself smiling inside out while you’re dance and sing along to the song.

No no no no no no no doubt about it-  it’s a guaranteed crowd pleaser and dance-floor filler

Dale EeeeYAW!



Wednesday, 2 September 2015

PITBULL TEAMS UP WITH VISIT FLORIDA


Did somebody say “Sexy Beaches! Hotels!” I believe Pitbull just did.

‘Mr 305 till I die’ has just been announced as a partner with Visit Florida to show the world exactly how they like to do it in the 305 as an ambassador. In a way which we know Pitbull enjoys doing very much, that is to reach different audiences. Yet in this case in the ‘travel’ context to attract a new generation through Mr Worldwide’s global fan base.

Pitbull took the 305 worldwide and now he will be taking the rest of Florida with him and bringing it to a concert near you on backdrops at concerts by including the #LoveFL hashtag on screens and at the Pitbull’s New Years Eve Revolution event.

In line with this recent announcement, Pitbull’s Sexy Beaches video will be filmed in his home State.

Visit Florida will have a strong promotional drive behind this new partnership with opportunities to win VIP passes for Pitbull’s New Years Eve Revolution on the Elvis Duran/The Morning Show on iHeart Radio. But it doesn’t stop there as Visit Florida will also be involved in meet and greet opportunities at concerts with further Pitbull engagement on their social media platforms.

It was only a matter of time! Congratulation Pitbull and Visit Florida on this amazing alliance, in celebration please check out my version of Welcome To Miami below..enjoy!

Dale EeeeYAW!

Welcome To Miami - Pitbull new Florida ambassador, hey!
And reppin’ the State with Visit Florida – come stay!
Palm trees, blue skies, sunshine & rays
Something for everyone to fill your days
Where the party don’t stop till the next afternoon
YO DJ! Drop that next Pitbull tune!


Wednesday, 26 August 2015

PITBULL TO HOST THE FIRST LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS

We 'buckled up' last year as we held on tight on an exciting ride with Pitbull through 2014 and this year, 2015 the year of making history just keeps on getting better as Pitbull is announced as the host for the Latin American Music Awards. A historical and iconic moment in time for Mr Worldwide as this would be the first ever award show of it's kind and being the first show means Pitbull is THE FIRST host it, ever!

Honouring the most prominent and instrumental artists in the Latin American scene, the show is scheduled to be aired Live on the 8th of October on Telemundo from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles and is produced by Dick Clark productions for whom it is also a step in new territory and also being their first American Music Awards show in the Spanish language. Looks like alot of 'history making' all round.

Roll on global domination Pitbull- dale!

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Thursday, 6 August 2015

PITBULL TO GUEST STAR ON EMPIRE

'No Doubt About it' Mr 305-Worldwide has been confirmed as a guest star in the hit and personal favourite hip hop drama, Empire.

We all know Pitbull loves a bit of Fox TV & now it's time to go get another 'Cookie' in the jar of that channel-it's world famous all star show which includes Terrence Howard, the feisty Taraji Henson, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers, Byshere Gray and many more with other regular guest star music artists.

Pitbull will be singing 'No Doubt About It' with Jamal (Jussie Smollett) in the second series. Jamal's vocals and style seems like a good fit. Yes, looking forward to that! Sure they will compliment each other and the song will be available to purchase at some point ( but let's have a sneak peak Empire/Fox/Pitbull?)

As Pitbull's own empire and venture grow, both Pitbull and the word 'empire' itself go hand in hand and could't be a better fit. Let's hope for a similar Latino music series like this in the future with a global reach -created, directed and starring Pitbull along with other Mr 305 Inc artists at some point in the future. Soon. The world is yours Pitbull and the possibilities are endless as is our support.

Very, very exciting times indeed. As a Pitbull fan and a fan of the show itself.
Let's see what happens when you mix a Lyon (Lion) and a Pitbull!

Dale EEeeeYAW!




Saturday, 25 July 2015

PITBULL'S NEW VOLI VODKA - MANGO'S ORLANDO


Mr 305-Worldwide has just teamed up with soon to be opened Mango's Tropical Cafe Orlando and created a unique signature, and appropriately named simply as 'Mango's' Voli Vodka with a blend of coconut and of course, mango! In line with the original Mango's 25th anniversary. That's quarter of a century established, congratulations Mango's South Beach.

It was only a matter of time before we saw a three-way marriage (even though Mr Worldwide calls it a 'slip') between Pitbull, his own vodka and favourite hangout on Ocean Drive. We know how Pitbull likes to have 'fun with two' and starts by introducing Mango's Voli Vodka with the third party in the wedlock - Mango's Tropical Cafe Orlando.

The design of the new bottle itself reflects copious amounts of what I, as a fan of all three, perceive that brand Mango, Pitbull and Voli represent together and how they compliment each other as a team. That is fun, sexiness, great quality, party central, fantastic entertainment and pure enjoyment!




FIVE things that excite me about this:

1) Mango's Tropical Cafe Miami is a personal favourite spot during Miami visits and I'm glad the new Voli Vodka will also available in Pitbull's home town.

2) Voli Vodka gives me one of the nicest most refreshing, lightest and taste-bud tantilising experience of enjoying vodka! 

3) Anything with mango and coconut? I'm there quicker than you can say "Dale!"

4) Following the images of the progress and development of Mango's Orlando. It's always been on the radar to visit and with it's new Pitbull 'Mango's' Voli Vodka it's more than a bonus!

5) The impressive bottle design is vibrant and represents all that Pitbull, Voli and Mango's are - now THAT itself is exciting!


By the way Mango's Miami I have already added it to the menu, I hope you don't mind! (see image) Everyone else get into the spirit of the new Voli and Mango's in the clip below and be sure to check out the links. Thank you.



Thanks to Voli Vodka and Mango's (Brian Martin) for the images. Reposts/images and thanks also include Antonio Laracuente, Joshua Wallack, Craig Kodish, Michael Calderon and Greg Watermann

Keep up to date with Mango's and Voli Vodka below:


VoliVodka.com (Over 21 only)


@mangosorlando  See how Mango's Orlando is coming along in pictures


LIVE Voli Vodka Contest Pitbull Fan Unleashed March 2015








Thursday, 16 July 2015

DALE THE DALE-LICIOUS ALBUM



It was only a matter of time before we had an album by Pitbull named under his signature phrase. However this is no ordinary album, it’s a global movement and it’s moved fans around the world by coming alive way before the 17th of July.

There’s always excitement around a new Pitbull release but this time Mr Worldwide and Team Pitbull took teasing fans to another level with some ingenious marketing by themselves and getting fans happily involved in carrying some of this too. 

Announcing the release date on Facebook and bringing the album alive with its own personality, the album also has a voice. It has its own website designed by Monkey Pig Inc, and even has an Instagram account. It has its own Twitter. It has Pitbull AND other HOT artists too. Warming up the fans with video teasers getting fans not only excited but also even more engaged by drawing out those creative ‘Pit-Picassos’ amongst us to create images and promote the album through the  #DaleFanArt promo. All of this all before the album was even officially ‘born’. In addition to this, we also have a Q&A with Pitbull fans on Spotify followed by a Night in the 305 at Fontaine Bleu all on the same night – Can’t stop won’t stop Pitbull.

Working from the outside in, the majority of the album artwork is brought to us courtesy of our one and only favourite Rock Star photographer Greg Watermann and it’s good to see clear visual credits of all those in Team Pitbull and Mr 305 Inc., most familiar names and other just as hard working heroes behind the scenes involved in bringing us this Dale-licious album.

Dale the album prepared us for what was about to come long before the launch date and it certainly did not disappoint. Pitbull’s second Spanish album features a medley of talented and accomplished artists both in and outside of the Mr 305 Inc. family. In a twist of old school Pitbull lyrics I say ‘..And if you don’t speak Spanish? Ay mi madre! by the end of this album Pitbull will put the Spanish in you!’

Album kicks off with Mr 305 Inc. in full force Piensas (Dile la Verdad) feat. Gente de Zona and Como Yo Le Doy feat. Don Miguelo (see links below for single reviews for both)

Baddest Girl in Town was released earlier around his fiercest, classiest dancers the Most Bad Ones featuring Mohombi and Wisin. We all know Pitbull likes an 80’s throwback and although this doesn’t sound anything from that era, however as Mohombi kicks into the chorus singing “The Most Baddest Girl in town..” emphasis on the “Baddest” under the layers you can hear echoes of Michael Jackson. Not because of its title but the style in which Mohombi owns the vocals in this part in particular. 

A member of the gorgeous Most Bad Ones were releasing individual sexy images of themselves in turn and on a daily basis standing against a giant gold letter belonging to abbreviations of its title BGIT, captivating and stirring up curiosity with ‘what they knew that we didn’t?’ before revealing all the letters and the full title and release of the song as a promotional single. Very, very catchy and captivating. The saxophone and hook will be playing in your head long after the song has stopped playing and includes Jorge Gomez (Georgie!) From the Agents on the producers credits.

Usually Pitbull brings his party songs with the bass and treble blowing up the tweeters in your speakers from the heart of the party in full swing. El Party feels more like a pre- warm up of the party getting the #PitbullGirls and #Worldwiders ready for what’s about the come- the quiet before the party storm!

It’s great to see some favourite Sensato collaborations on the album such as Que Lo Que remix turned up a notch with the Agents percussionist Papayo and El Chevo as well as El Taxi with (whisper it now) Osmani Garcia which was also previously released as a single stirring up island vibes with reggae fusion mixed in with samplers from Chaka Demus and Pliers ‘Murder She Wrote’ from the 90’s with an updated Latin twist.

Mami Mami features Mr 305 Inc's very own fireball, Fuego, another great reggaeton vibe gets your slo-mo perrea on in no time. Hip poppin’ in between the synth and ‘finger-clicking’ breaks! Subelo DJ!

Mr Worldwide and Osmani Garcia takes it to Miami Beach with Chi Chi Bon Bon
She’s alone (and she’s ‘plural’ Worldwide from Cuba to Puerto Rico), inviting Pitbull to the bathroom and more, but why? Porque ella quiere que le toque el chi chi bon bon! Fresh, catchy and invigorating!

Put your hands up to the wind and enjoy the Latin poppy vibe of Haciendo Ruido with Ricky Martin and Armandito. Another cheerful and breezy track.

Hoy Se Bebe featuring Farruko instantly gave goose bumps. Another worldwide appeal song wherever you are from full of rhythmic vigour.

Back to the 80’s we have No Puedo Mas with Yandel. Samplers and translations taken from British (flying the flag there) Don’t you Want Me by Human League adding a touch of synth-pop, and new wave as it was known then, to the album. A very, very, very good Latin version. 

Pitbull has outdone himself in this album. Be prepared to give that booty a good work out with the infectious, energetic hip shaking Latin rhythms packed in this great album with Pitbull’s very own DJ Chino and Agent, Jorge Gomez production all over it. Guaranteed to leave that feel good vibe lingering for hours. The album gives you inside what it says on the outside of the cover. Distrutando (Enjoying) Armando (Armando!) Locuras (Craziness) Etc ( Et cetera!) 

Congratulations and thank you Pitbull and all of Team Pitbull for the booty ache face and ache given to me by smiling wide and jiggling right through the whole album. Thank you for a wonderful album full of talented artists, producers and endless songs with endless enjoyability! 

On that note – I’m off to D.A.L.E! with it more. Check out the links below for more Fan Art from some of the Pitbull Girls and Greg Waterman images ( thanks to those who sent them to share)

EeeeYAW!

Serina


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Wednesday, 8 July 2015

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: 60 SECONDS WITH MIKE VAZQUEZ


From NASCAR and breaking into an untapped market, Mike Vazquez talks about being part of a huge movement and formulating the first ever Hispanic owned racing team (Hispanic Racing Team - HRT) Created by Hispanics, driven by Hispanics. Representing the Latin community on the track and then going onto creating FCV Racing.

With a portfolio almost as varied as Pitbull's, Mike also tells us about more of his ventures other than racing, from tobacco to boxing.

How did Pitbull come onto Mike's business track and make a Pit-Stop and join him on some of his ventures? What Pitbull songs does Mike listen to in his own car? Is there hope for a #PitbullGirls racing team or get even more extreme, take the gloves off and get our knuckles out to form a fierce fight team?

With special thanks also to Karen Scotting for the head graphics and reaching out. Read more about this charming and remarkable entrepreneur in this exclusive interview below.

Thanks for taking the time to talk to me Mike...

Can you take us back and tell us how the Hispanic Race Team (HRT) came about?
Back before 2000 Census, we saw the Hispanic influence grow. Census confirmed that. We saw most Hispanics were big car nuts – and we love motor sports and driving fast. So it was natural to match to unit Americas fastest and fastest growing sport with the fastest growing segment of the U.S population!

Were there any challenges faced starting up the HRT?
Absolutely, racing is not cheap. Gaining sponsorship for Hispanic drivers is not easy. Especially when corporations limit you to Hispanic marketing dollars, even though we reach all audiences. NASCAR Fans were great however and very accepting and welcoming new competition.

 
Tell us about a momentous or high point for you with HRT and onwards?
We actually closed HRT in 2004 and began operations as FCV Racing. Short for Fitz, Contreras and Vazquez. The three owners – Armando Fitz, Carlos Contreras and myself.

On the track – in 2006 we won the first NASCAR race by a Hispanic driver, Ruben Pardo at Lime Rock Park, CT. We won numerous awards that year as well. We have had numerous wins in NASCAR Mexico and also, off the track, we have had many special moments contributing to children’s charities and Make A Wish programs. Those we will never forget and hold most dear.

Who is your inspiration in the business world? 
It starts with my father, always being honest, upfront and a direct business man- He set the path for me. Then there are young guys like Pitbull who had a vision, a passion and a drive that I can relate to and appreciate.

Where did you meet Pitbull?
I met Pitbull in the 305 many years ago. When he was first starting. We met casually every couple of years or so thereafter around the 305. Then about 6 years ago I was stuck at Mexico’s airport and when I looked up Pitbull was sitting across from me.  We talked for a while that day and met the next day in Miami for lunch to talk about our projects. We have been friends and working on some things together since.
 
Tell us how you and Pitbull came to work together?
I believe in Pitbull and his message. As well as how he represents Latinos worldwide. So we help promote any projects he has with our race cars and any way we can.

Do you have a favourite Pitbull song you like to jam to in your own car? 
WOW! There are so many, a big variety. I love some of the original 305 based music. Old school Pit, but also his new hits- and they keep coming! I’d say the first song I remember thinking this Chico just made some noise and is going up from here with his song ‘Culo’ I remember hearing it with a smile on my face and I said “Yeah...this is Miami-Cuban all the way, and we are now represented!!”

Voli Spirits is one of the sponsors - Do you have a particular way you like to enjoy the drink?
I love my vanilla coffee fusion on ice, with a splash of water..Just a splash!

SLAM School is another sponsor tied in with Pitbull and also the sporting world too. Have you had any of the students over to visit the track or been asked by them to take a car for a spin?
We had some students at the Homestead Miami Race last year. The car was decorated with the SLAM logo and we took the car to the school for the kids. We absolutely love the school, their programs and the kids. Kudos to Pitbull for giving back to our community and the kids in it!
  
Please may I get behind the wheel of one of your race cars when I'm in Miami (you don't have to give me the keys!)
Absolutely!  Anytime! Just bring some diapers!

Thanks Mike- and for the warning!  I'll also make sure I'm insured if you let me take it for a spin  Have you ever let Pitbull loose behind the wheel of one of your cars? 
Not yet. Mr Worldwide rarely has a full day off to do it, but anytime he wants to!!



What kind of qualities do you look for and what training is involved in being one of your drivers?
Natural talent, but also a willingness to listen, many hours in the gym and on the track. Having sponsors definitely helps pave the way through!

Do you have many races still ahead of you this year?
We have at least 6 more in NASCAR and working on some more in a different series, IMSA Porsche Races later this year.

Do you give drivers a pep talk or 'steer your drivers' towards for motivation before races?
Of course. We go over a game plan and coach them not to be distracted if we work away from it. As a spotter I am in their ear all race long!

So for those of us who aren't familiar with the racing world, tell us what a spotter does?
A spotter is who speaks to the driver through his radio during the race. We coach as to what’s going on in the race, team strategies etc. But also and possibly more important, we tell the drivers what’s going on around them and let them know when another car is in the blind spot and when they have successfully cleared another car on the track.  Since they can only see roughly 90 degrees in front of them. We are their eyes and ears during the race.

Do you ever get nervous watching races?
Yes, but I can only worry about what I can control, and in racing, most of it is out of our control. Especially the other competitors. We do have a 15 minute rule after the race as well where we cannot approach another driver or team – Let’s everyone cool down a bit. Doesn’t always work though!

Do you have any words of advice for anyone thinking of pursuing a career as a race driver? 
STAY IN SCHOOL!  Then if you really want to race, do some Go Karts and work your way up!  Don't blow all your money or your parent’s money either.  Go get sponsors!...and start small!!


 
From a tobacco company, HRT, FCV to BYB, your portfolio is almost varied as Pitbull's! Tell us more about BYB (Back Yard Brawls)...
It’s a new series I am proud of, BYB Extreme Fighting Series.  It brings fights back to their origins, before boxing gloves that are proven to cause more damage!  (Check out the links below)

You were also featured in Magazine Key Biscayne's 2012's Most Beautiful People feature, how did that feel?
I felt silly to be honest, but my wife (Arelis Vazquez) was also selected too so I had to do it  (laughs)

 
I have a question from a great #PitbullGirl and huge fan of yours, Karen Scotting, that is "Who is your favourite #PitbullGirl?"
HA!...It would have to be her, but don’t tell her - that's our secret!

Is a PGRT - Pitbull Girl Race Team an option for the future?
Sounds good to me. Or you can be our Back Yard Babes at our next BYB event!

That's a good one! So what's next for you?
Working on our next BYB (Back Yard Brawls) event! More information coming soon!  And some more racing...and getting our SENECA cigarettes in more chain stores across the country!  Always working hard, having a good time and only worrying about what I can control.  Such is my life!


It’s been an absolute pleasure, thanks for taking the time to talk to me Mike and share more with us fans. Remember to give me a call when you open applications for PGRT and Back Yard Babes! We'll have to check in with Mr Worldwide to see if he's free the same day for a day on the track!

Anytime..Thanks for your support!

All the best for your future projects and thank you again.



(photo credits: Greg Watermann, Jeffrey Welcker. Reposts: Mike Vazquez, Mike Calderon, Unknown sources)


LINKS

Follow Mike Vazquez on Twitter at @MikeFCV

Back Yard Brawls
Twitter  @BYBExtreme
Instagram @BYBExtreme     

Voli Spirits (over 21'swww.VoliVodks.com

SLAM School  www.SlamMiami.com


Make a Wish Foundation www.wish.org