To some, Pitbull's rapping sounds like nails on a chalkboard. To others, he's Mr. Worldwide.
There's no denying he's delivered hit after hit over the years, and that feat is about to be recognized at The Songwriters Hall of Fame. The organization announced today (March 14) that Pitbull will be the first-ever recipient of the Global Ambassador Award at the 48th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner slated for Thursday, June 15th at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.
According to a press release, The Songwriters Hall of Fame’s Global Ambassador Award was created to "celebrate a songwriter-artist whose music has true worldwide appeal, crossing genre, cultural and national boundaries." It notes that Pitbull will be this year's inaugural recipient of the award, but that the honor will not be presented on an annual basis, but only when merited. Others inductees include Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Berry Gordy, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Max Martin and Jay Z.
To celebrate, here are our top 5 favorite lyrics from Pitbull:
“I’m Go Go baby, Fresh Oh baby, Go Go Baby, Uh oh baby, no no baby/Yeah yeah baby, now jiggle it baby, let me tickle it baby”
“Honey got me swishin’ like a dreadlock/She don’t wrestle, but I got her in a headlock/Yabba dabba doo, make her bed rock”
“Your man just left/I’m the plumber tonight/Let me check your pipes/Oh, you’re the healthy type.”
“Now watch him make a movie like Alfred Hitchcock”
“Mami got an ass like a donkey with a monkey/Look like King Kong”
Pitbull, Camila Cabello And J Balvin Party In Miami In The “Hey Ma” Music Video
Perfect timing! Pitbull's tenth studio album Climate Change is slated for release this Friday (March 17). It features collaborations from Jennifer Lopez, Kiesza, Travis Barker, Ty Dolla $ign, Enrique Iglesias, Jason Derulo, Leona Lewis, R. Kelly, Austin Mahone and more.
Stream an album sampler: