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Planet Pit

Pitbull: Planet Pit

  • Pitbull
  • Dance & ElectronicaR&B & Hip-Hop
  • Out now
  • Polo Grounds, J, Mr. 305
  • Everywhere
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Anne de Groot
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Pitbull: Planet Pit

It seems
that lately everybody is in line to collaborate with Cuban-American rapper
Pitbull. He guest stars on several pop songs, all of which are now at the top
of the music charts. So it should come as no surprise that Pitbull’s own album Planet Pit consists of collaborations
and duets with some of the world’s biggest stars.

The album kicks off with intro ‘Mr Worldwide’ and smoothly crosses over into the album’s
biggest hit ‘Give Me Everything’ featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer. Just like
most songs on the album, this is an absolute club hit.

Other surprising collaborations
include ‘Rain on me’ with Marc Anthony. The singer’s distinctive vocals stand
firm on the song and the nice upbeat tempo makes it a perfect song to dance to.
Another Latin pop star that Pitbull works with on the album is Enrique Iglesias
on the song ‘Come N Go’. The track’s beat has a catchy pop edge to it and the
lyrics are rather raunchy, as should be expected from both these artists. Think
along the lines of ‘Mami you’re the internet/ And I’m looking for a download’; then
you probably can imagine what the rest of the song is like.

The song
‘Castle Made of Sand’ with Kelly Rowland and Jamie Drastik reminds us a bit of
Eminem’s and Rihanna’s ‘Love the Way You Lie’. Also back in action on this
album is singer and actor Jamie Foxx in the song ‘Where Do We Go’. Unfortunately,
the song is sub-par compared to the other sure-fire pop hits, and Foxx’s vocals
are highly auto-tuned. 

The collaboration
with David Guetta, titled ‘Something for the DJs’ is probably the worst song on the
album; the melody is very monotonous and auto-tuned. However, after a few
drinks in a club it might sound a bit better.

One of
the better songs is ‘Shake Seniora’ with Sean Paul and T-Pain. Harry
Belafonte’s sixties hit ‘Jump in the line’ is sampled in this song and Sean Paul
delivers his usual infectious dancehall flavour.

Another artist coming back into
action is Chris Brown. The song ‘International Love’ sounds awesome as long as
you don’t focus on the lyrics. The album closes with Akon’s ‘Mr Right Now’ and Nelly’s
‘My kinda Girl’. Both songs are pleasant to listen to but only once; they work
better as album fillers.

Planet Pit is packed with up-tempo pop hits that you will
probably hear all over clubs for the months to come. Buy this album if you have a party coming up or if you need uptempo pop music to work out to.

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