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PITBULL CELEBRATES ORIGINAL HITS

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CELEBRATES ORIGINAL HITS

The Orchard Highlights the Superstar’s First Four Albums with an 18-Song Retrospective that Includes Early Classics Like “Culo,” “Ay Chico” and “Shake”

Available May 8 on CD and in the U.S.

NEW YORK – (April 5, 2012) – Before he was known as Mr. Worldwide, Pitbull recorded a series of radio hits and club anthems for TVT Records between 2004-07 that fueled his from streetwise Miami hustler to international superstar.

The Orchard retraces Pitbull’s early years with ORIGINAL HITS, an 18-song retrospective that spans his first four albums and is the first-ever to gather classics like “Culo,” “Ay Chico” and “Go Girl” in one place. Due out May 8 in the U.S., the album will be available on CD for $12.98. A digital version of the album will be out the same day for $11.99.

“I wouldn’t be where I am today without these songs. Each one represents a step on my journey from Mr. 305 to Mr. Worldwide,” he says. “This album is a good introduction for newer fans and a reminder to longtime fans of how far we’ve come together.”

ORIGINAL HITS offers a valuable primer for early Pitbull, covering his first three studio albums – M.I.A.M.I. (2004), El Mariel (2006) and The Boatlift (2007) – as well as his remix album Money Is Still A Major Issue (2005). The collection also includes three non-album rarities as bonus tracks: “Lemonhead Delight,” “Guilt By Association” and “Se Acabo.”

Pitbull’s gold-certified debut M.I.A.M.I. helped pave the way for his thanks to tracks like “Culo” and “Toma,” which both feature multi-platinum rapper . “Culo” – Pit’s first single – reached #7 on the Rhythmic Top 40 chart, while “Toma” climbed to #18. A year after his debut, Pitbull returned with Money Is Still A Major Issue, a remix album that topped Billboard’s Independent Albums chart. ORIGINAL HITS taps that album for a remix of the single “Dammit Man” that features Lil’ Flip.

The title of Pitbull’s second studio album El Mariel references the Cuban harbor that served as the launching point for a mass exodus of Cubans leaving their homeland for the U.S. in 1980. El Mariel reached #2 on the Rap chart and cracked the Top 20 on Billboard’s Top 200. Much of the music on ORIGINAL HITS comes from that release, including “Fuego,” “Voodoo” and the banging remix of “Bojangles” with Lil Jon and Ying Yang Twins.

The Boatlift, Pitbull’s third and final studio album with TVT Records, climbed to #5 on the Rap chart and #50 on the Billboard Top 200. ORIGINAL HITS collects three songs from the album with “Midnight” featuring R&B singer Casely, “Go Girl” with Trina and Young Bo$$ and “The Anthem,” which peaked at #36 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Lil Jon produced and appeared on the latter, which features a sample of “El Africano” by the Grammy-nominated merengue artist Wilfrido Vargas.

ORIGINAL HITS
Track Listing
1.           “The Anthem” – featuring Lil Jon
2.           “Culo” – featuring Lil Jon
3.           “Go Girl” – featuring Trina and Young Bo$$)
4.           “Hey You Girl”
5.           “Dammit Man” (Remix) – featuring Lil’ Flip
6.           “Bojangles” (Remix) – featuring Lil Jon and Ying Yang Twins
7.           “Midnight” – featuring Casely
8.           “Ay Chico (Lengua Afuera)”
9.           “Descarada (Dance)” – featuring Vybz Kartel
10.       “Que Tu Sabes D’eso” – featuring Fat Joe and Sinful
11.       “Come See Me”
12.       “Fuego”
13.       “Voodoo”
14.       “Toma” – featuring Lil Jon
15.       “Shake” – Ying Yang Twins featuring Pitbull
16.       “Lemonhead Delight” – featuring Vedo-No Shake and Bang *
17.       “Guilty By Association” *
18.       “Se Acabo” *
* Bonus Track


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