Pitbull Presents…Lyrics To Go

pitbullblog3.jpgThey underestimate us, but if you listen to Miami music…JT Money’s shit, the Poison Clan shit, they’re talking about exactly what was going on in Miami at the time. Jackin’ tourists and all the things that were happening down here. But the thing is, you really wouldn’t know about it unless you lived it. The culture didn’t have a spotlight on it like it does now, where people want to know about what the fuck’s going on down here.

Trick Daddy to me is like the 2Pac of the South. If you really listen to him and what he be saying, you’ll know. He just takes a different avenue in his career. He don’t really get praised like Trick should get praised. If it wasn’t for Trick, you wouldn’t really have the Young Jeezys and the T.I.s. Trick opened the door for that type of rap. I’m sure he’s in all of their top rappers list. I bet they all have the same rappers in common, the Scarfaces and the UGKs. That’s where they all sprung from.

A lot of people categorize me for being involved with different movements—reggaeton or crunk or whatever it may be. But me, I just love music. I love to make music. That’s the reason why I called the album El Mariel. Not only was my father involved in the whole movement of bringing boats over from Cuba, but it’s a question of freedom. I feel like my boat left in 2006—I’m looking to be free from all that. Don’t try to categorize me as these different things. That’s the way it is over here—people need to always categorize you. He’s Latin, or he’s Black, or he’s Jamaican. He’s this, he’s that. Everything ain’t a category.

With my lyrics, I always try to give punchlines here and there. I listen to Jay-Z to this day, man. I’ll be listening to it and I’ll catch a new line, like, “Oh, shit!” I like that, so I want that in my music also. Whether it be a club record or not, I always try to throw something nice in there.

It’s a balance. As far as non-Southern lyricists that influenced me, you got Nas. I used to listen to Nas and try to figure out how he put his words together. Of course Jay and Biggie. And then the flow—I would always listen to Snoop on Doggystyle, and he always had a flow, he always ride the beat right. That’s basically how I try to put my music together. I try to make the flow just catchy enough that they can rap along with it.

I carry a notebook around, but most of the time I just get in the studio, hear the beat and knock it out. First I get the flow together, just off the top. I just start mumblin’ shit, and make sure I got it right. “Okay, that’s the flow I want to hit.” But then for the lyrics, I definitely write it out. I try to find the right words to fit that flow.

Listen To:

Pitbull feat. Fat Joe & Sinful “Que Tu Sabes” (2006)

from El Mariel, in stores now.

Pitbull’s Top 5 Southern Lyricists:

  • Trick Daddy
  • Rick Ross
  • T.I.
  • OutKast
  • Bun B
  • G Off

    Way to post a whole blog aimed at pointing out why the South should get more props as lyricists and then put Rick Ross in your top 5 Southern Lyricists. That sure will help out your credibility.

    smh

  • chepe

    hes a real latin dude love his flow one of the few latins that can flow

  • 11kap

    He’s just supporting his network. nothing wrong with that. Scarface is the KRS1 of the south, so it would’ve been nice if he was on his list.

  • john cochran

    Rick Ross???

  • G Off

    11KAP- there is something wrong with that. If you want to put the five mc’s that you have business relationships with, then put that. If you are putting the top five lyricists, don’t put a dude who had a hot song and obviously is very limited lyrically. I’m not even hating on Ross- he can be entertaining at times, but c’mon.

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    Rick Ross a lyricist???

    …nigga please!

  • http://www.myspace.com/corinnemq Corinne

    ….well at least he didn’t say the Ying Yang Twins.

  • e aka the real noreiaga

    At times Pits lyrics are clever but the only reason I even listen to Pits music is his flow. I have never heard a song where Pit seemed uncomfortable on the beat and that’s rare.

    As for top 5 southern rappers
    1. Scarface
    2. Outkast
    3. Bun B
    4. Eightball
    5. Pitbull

    Honorable mentions to: Z-Ro, King Koopa, Slim Thug, and Young Jeezy

  • Mikey Ess AKA SukedowN

    Are you really a pitbull?

    P.S. I didn’t know OutKast was a rapper.

  • face mob

    where the fuck is scarface the real king of the south

  • dutchtwista

    how can any discussion of Southern lyricists omit Lil Wayne? Respect to Scarface, Bun B and the Aquemini boys, but Weezy’s better than all of them IMO.
    He should at least be top 5 in anybody’s list, no question.

  • morryzon

    are u serious homie, this is to dutchtwista. nigga get real wayne dont deserve nothing right now. that niggas a bittin ass rapper who got yall all hypnotized. im not at all ever saying wayne is in the top 5 in the south because he just aint that nice to me. and he damn aint ever gonna be the best in rap. plus homie this nigga aint never fucking with face mob, bun or outkast. andre on his worst day would beat that boy into the ground. and face if he wanted to wit bun would have wayne ducking fuck outta here

  • weezybaby

    * Trick Daddy
    * Rick Ross
    * T.I.
    * OutKast
    * Bun B
    lol whrers lil wayne thats y u flopped u ass hole fuck shit head

    lil wayne
    TI
    Andre 3000
    Bun B
    Scarface

  • weezybaby

    PITBULL SUCKS AT RAPPING AND FLOPPED
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  • weezybaby

    N THAT SONG UP THERE SUCKS SO BADLY LOL IS IT IN ENGLISH CUZ SHIT LOL

  • thatwhitedude

    WTF RICK ROSS?!?!?!? you don’t deserve to have this blog and don’t probably deserve to be a big rapper that gets paid hella money if you think rick ross is top 5 of the south! fuckin idiot.

  • Fidel Cashflow

    fuck all the hataz pit, ya tu sabes. I’ll be at Havana club tonight for the show. M.I.A.M.I. was a classic.

  • e aka the real noreiaga

    LIl’Wayne = Ultimate Homo Thug

  • H-MAN

    Brothaz Pitbull…luv 2 tha Latin Nation…El Mariel…2 Cuba, Liberta, Liberta…Hope I said that right…

  • http://305hiphop.com Rives305

    1st pit’s explaining HIS FAVORITE SOUTHERN MCS y’all fukin nerds with no life commenting & hating on every1 so much
    2nd if u come from a certain mcs hometown u hear most of there musik. Ross has tons of mixtapes down in the bottom.

  • http://fwammacunlimited.net fraser mclaren

    you all suck

  • http://www.allhiphop.com,Version=1,Version=1,Version=1 Rey

    Dunno about Rick Ross, but that blog was on point otherwise.

  • Yes sir!

    I agree with pit overall point. I also think if you really listen to pitbull the guy has lyrics. Clever as all hell. Joell Ortiz bigged him up in an article I read as an influence on his lyrics. Thats big cause that kid ortiz has a strong pen game.

  • Lorenzo

    Trick Daddy(Maybe)
    Rick Ross (Hell No Jewish Bitch Shave)T.I.(Damn Rite)
    OutKast(Hell Yeah)
    Bun B(Maybe)
    But wat bout tha ‘Mixtape Messiah Chamillionaire’ he’s real gd.

  • e aka the real noreiaga

    Daddy Yankee > Pitbull

    Don’t sleep on Ludacris

  • L.A. WILSON JR

    He has an strong flow but weak lyrics. I feel what he saying though. Trick should get a lot more respect. And everyone grew up studying Nas lyricism, Jay’s wordplay, Biggies as well, and Pac’s emotion. Roll all up into one and you got the best rapper that never happened. Lol.

  • L.A. WILSON JR

    My top 5 Southern Lyricists:

    1. Lil Wayne
    2. Scarface
    3. Bun B
    4. Ludacris
    5. T.I.

  • http://www.pitbullmusic.com 305 Monster

    Thanks for the love to all the haters!! Pitbull will take your A$$ out anyday!! Good showing love to the south like always….305 til “WE” die..you already know…and that’s that! If you don’t like it….get the F*** outta here…**

  • Sq

    pitbull is the most annoying piece of shit to hit radio in the past year

  • weezybaby

    pitbullshit lol

    HERES A TIP JUST STOP WIT DA FUKKING YING YANG TYPE SONGS AND MAKE SOME SHIT REAL HIP HOP LISTNERS CAN FEEL YOU MAKE GAY PARTY SHIT ……. THAT FLOPSS!!!!!!

  • MIAMI NIGGA

    1. ANDRE 3000
    2. SCARFACE
    3. LUDACRIS
    4. T.I.
    5. LIL WAYNE

  • SUPERMAN

    PITBULL SUCKS. BUT NOT AS MUCH AS THAT HOE CORRINE.

  • http://www.dirtydesign.net Antonio DePietro

    weezy?

  • daesonesb

    slim thug is better than rick ross

  • H-MAN

    Stand next 2 this money like hey, hey, hey…shout out 2 Luda

  • http://WWW.JUMPOFF.TV WWW.JUMPOFF.TV

    Rick Ross is making big moves for the South..but I still disagree with that list…

    Outkast should be up top. And I’m not sure I’d include Bun B or TI…Trick..eeehh..

    MIA representative!! Yup!!

  • LaQbAnItA

    First of all Weezy??? What kind of GAY name is that…2nd of all if you aint down with Pitbull you must not of listened to his whole album his flow, his lyrics, his dance beats are in a 305 classification that you would know nothing about Miamia is its own Nation,,,away from the rest of the US…we do our own thing down here…the rest of the world dont understand Dade county….are you even old enough to even know what an album is?? 3rd thing…you say pitbull is a flop…well with his lined ass pockets he could give a sh@t what you say….and lastly….when people hate on other people that they are not even close to touching, or even in the same class or league…that just means that they are the ones that are a peice of cakaa….if you dont know what cakaa is…as a Latino…..Peace ouuuuuttttttt……

  • http://www.pitbullmusic.com 305 Monster

    Pit is the man. Reppin’ for MIAMI like always. Ya’ll can hate all you want, but you must look up to him since you obviously got enough time to come on here and post crap about him! Thanks for all the support! ***305 til “WE” die***

  • Cuban Link

    Trick Daddy to me is like the 2Pac of the South.

    ……………………….Wow

    Pitbull is the next Afrika Bambaataa, no one can make a diss like him.I mean he just did double the damge of Ether in on statement, not even a song.Get ‘em Pitbull!

    LaQbAnItA Says:

    November 18th, 2006 at 7:51 am
    First of all Weezy??? What kind of GAY name is that…

    ^co-sign but not with the rest of ur homo speech (no Pitbull)

    Pitbull’s Top 5 Southern Lyricists:

    Trick Daddy
    Rick Ross
    T.I.
    OutKast
    Bun B

    dear Lord………..

    First of all good lyrics arent about how well u can talk about drugs and murder, ahem Rick Ross, Trick Double D…

    Bun B isnt special at anything, T.I. and Outkast are fairly hot (no Trick Daddy)

    and by the way, apparetnly Im more educated about the South then u are ya dumb fuck.Cunninlynguists, Strange Fruit Project, Scarface, Celph Titled, Trae, Mayday, Brotha Lynch Hung?Never heard of any of them?Uve probably at least heard of Scarface.There are tons more but I cant think of them right now.And all of them are better than anyone u named on that list.Even Jodi Breeze is better than Tricky and Ricky,who is actually has a decent voice and flow and would be pretty good if he stepped his lyric game up.U give a bad name to Cubans.Geez.

    Word to De La Soul, Im the 90s baby version of Bol.(No Rick Ross)

  • http://hey kikibet

    love the music it gives me energy to exrises and loss weight lol but it has good ryhem and i blast it everywhere i go.

  • danja

    abajo puto. pitbull aint shit. and you know this. pit is a worthless gringo puppet… and of course his music is the fukkin roadkill of modern day hiphop. piss on it. and by the way, viva che.

  • FUCKYALL

    Pitbull is ok, not top 20 from The 3rd Coast, anyways neither is Lil Wayne or Rick Ross, Trick Daddy was good with Thug.com other then that he isnt either. Top 5 Big Hawk, Z-Ro, T-Rock, Big Boi, Andre 3000, Scarface, then Trae ,Lil Keke, Fat Pat, Bun B, Lil Flip, Mac,

  • lol

    lik my dek…..I have a herry dek….do u wana du sex with my herry dek.

  • MR 973

    He’s really not that creative and just makes crap for stations like z100, and ppl please with that 305 BS I was born and lived there almost all my life…it’s not all that…go see the north east, it’ll wake you up !