Released: Nov 2010
Label: Mr. 305 Records
Armando is a cobbled-together beast, a Frankenstein of Beastie Boys take-offs ("Mujeres" remakes "Girls" in Spanish) and club bangers, as well as the odd anthem to booze ("Maldito Alcohol"). Pitbull is less a craftsman than a kind of cultural surfer, using his hedonism to cruise around through the latest dance trends. The guy raps like he's got a permanent case of blue balls; add in a spotty dose of Cuban pride/anti-Castro sentiment, and you've got the formula. An entire album of this gets a little tiring, unless you're brushing your teeth with Jack and lost your Ke$ha MP3.