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Pibull: I am the American dream

Published 17/07/2015

Pitbull
Pitbull

Pitbull describes himself as "forever hungry" and "forever appreciative".

The rapper grew up in Miami with his Cuban parents and began learning about his heritage from a young age.

So it's no surprise that Pitbull recorded Spanish album Armando in 2010, and he's now back with a second offering. Dale - pronounced dah-le and meaning 'let's go' - comes out today and reflects the musician's bold personality.

"I’m the epitome of the American dream, the underdog, the fighter, the forever hungry, forever appreciative, that’s me," he told Billboard. "And no matter whether I speak Spanish, Portuguese, English, any language, we speak the most powerful language which is music. No matter what words we throw."

Bilingual rapping comes naturally to Pitbull and he admits he doesn't over think which words should be said in which language.

The star has released numerous club hits over the years, such as Timber featuring Kesha and Time of Our Lives with Ne-Yo. But he dips his toe into a street sound for his new record and hopes it will appeal to a wider audience.

"You have records for the clubs and the streets. You have your huge records like Baddest Girl in Town which has sort of a Michael Jackson feel to it. You have Haciendo Ruido with Ricky Martin which has a big world feel to it," he explained. "And Hoy Se Bebe with Farruko has a big world feel to it also. No Puedes Más with Yandel [which references Don’t You Want Me Baby], there’s nothing in Spanish radio like that... That’s my favourite record on the album. We’ll be working on these records for the next year and a half, two years."

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