Miami reggaeton rapper Pitbull will release his sophomore album, El Mariel, on October 17
The album is named after the infamous Cuban boatlift that relocated almost 125,000 Cubanos to Florida and will be more political than his party-flavored debut, M.I.A.M.I.: Money Is A Major Issue. The 2004 release, which sold more than 600,000 copies, was the biggest-selling bilingual hip-hop debut since Cypress Hill's 1991 self-titled debut.
“[Armando] is an Afro-Cuban based project,” he said recently. “I would love for me and Jon to have a number one record on the Latin charts. It would be me bringing him over just like he brought me over to his side.”
“They have this misconception about Pit,” Pitbull added. “They'll say, ‘He's just this Latin rapper, he's a reggaeton act, he's crunk.' They don't know what to say about me. [After El Mariel] a lot of folks are gonna start saying, 'You gotta watch out for that boy Pit.'"
There’s a boy pit? Where? Someone call Lance Bass!
Sophomore Album, Spanish Only Album