El Mariel [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
The title of rapper Pitbull's sophomore release refers to El Muriel port, a port where 125,000 Cubans left their homeland and traveled to Florida in 1980. Castro called them "trash" and it's exciting to think that with the controversial leader's health in question as Pitbull releases his second album, the Lil' Chico based in the M.I.A.M.I. is going to blow up the Cuban-American issue like never before. On the great "Miami S***" he brilliantly speaks to the struggle that city and its people endure with a great mix of venom and pride. While there are other moments that prove the man has evolved by leaps and bounds since his 2004 debut, the political angle of the album ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
The title of rapper Pitbull's sophomore release refers to El Muriel port, a port where 125,000 Cubans left their homeland and traveled to Florida in 1980. Castro called them "trash" and it's exciting to think that with the controversial leader's health in question as Pitbull releases his second album, the Lil' Chico based in the M.I.A.M.I. is going to blow up the Cuban-American issue like never before. On the great "Miami S***" he brilliantly speaks to the struggle that city and its people endure with a great mix of venom and pride. While there are other moments that prove the man has evolved by leaps and bounds since his 2004 debut, the political angle of the album shouldn't be oversold. Pre-release info from TVT made it sound like this is Pitbull's London Calling or his It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, but there's only a bit of revolution among all this party music. Make that glorious, vibrant, exciting, and always infectious party music. "Bend over girl/Show me what you're working with" from the highlight "Ay Chico Lengua Afuera" doesn't seem either pro- or anti-Castro, and it's doubtful guest stars like Rick Ross, Trick Daddy, Ying Yang Twins, and dancehall superstar Vybz Kartel are going to be addressing the plight of the "boat people" anytime soon. Still, the convincing and skilled Pitbull makes it all hang together, thanks in part to the long list of collaborations he's already checked off, but mostly because his delivery and words are sure and steady. Plus, coming up with a short list of highlights is hard, because just like his debut and the remix/loose-ends compilation Money Is Still a Major Issue, El Mariel sounds like a whirlwind mixtape of his best tracks from the recent past, and as you near the end of the album, it actually is said mixtape. While it's hard to deny the more mature Pitbull of "Miami S***," "Raindrops," and "Blood Is Thicker Than Water" is something that needs to be explored further, it's just as hard to deny the rump-shaking, trunk-rumbling stunners he drops all over the album.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/31/2006
  • Label: Tvt
  • UPC: 016581282025
  • Catalog Number: 2820
  • Sales rank: 90,022

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (1:56)
  2. 2 Miami S*** (3:22)
  3. 3 Come See Me (3:07)
  4. 4 Jealouso (4:03)
  5. 5 Que Tu Sabes d'Eso (4:03)
  6. 6 Fademaster Skit (0:37)
  7. 7 Be Quiet (3:22)
  8. 8 Ay Chico (Lengua Afuera) (3:25)
  9. 9 Fuego (3:49)
  10. 10 Rock Bottom - Cubo (4:31)
  11. 11 Amanda Diva Skit (0:41)
  12. 12 Blood Is Thicker Than Water (4:05)
  13. 13 Jungle Fever (4:02)
  14. 14 Hey You Girl (3:46)
  15. 15 Raindrops - Anjuli Stars (4:15)
  16. 16 Voodoo (3:47)
  17. 17 Descarada (Dance) - Vybz Kartel (3:02)
  18. 18 Dime - Ken-Y (5:07)
  19. 19 Bojangles (4:29)
  20. 20 Born N Raised - Rick Ross (4:16)
  21. 21 Outro (1:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pitbull Primary Artist, Rap
LaMarquis Mark Jefferson Bass
Harold Jones Percussion
Fat Joe Rap
Wyclef Jean Vocals
Lil Jon Rap
Ying Yang Twins Rap
Trick Daddy Rap
Bun B Rap
Redd Eyezz Vocals
Vybz Kartel Rap
Da Real One Vocals
Rick Ross Rap
Reather Bryant Percussion
Young Rico Scott Percussion
Technical Credits
Willie Colón Composer
Raul Alfonso Composer
Hansel Martinez Composer
Héctor Lavoe Composer
LaMarquis Mark Jefferson Composer
Ray Seay Producer
Keith Strickland Composer
Adey Wilson Composer
Tom Coyne Mastering
Wyclef Jean Composer
Craig Love Composer
Jonathon "Lil' Jon" Smith Producer, Engineer
Pharrell Williams Composer
Luis Diaz Composer
Bryan Leach Executive Producer
Agustín Ribot Composer
Michael Crooms Composer
Aldrin Davis Composer
Armando "Gordy" Perez Composer
The Neptunes Producer
Jonathan Smith Composer
Billy Hume Engineer
Andrew Coleman Engineer
Cynthia Wilson Composer
Ernst "Tazz" Dimanche Composer
Tom Slick Producer
Jim Jonsin Composer, Producer
Mark Vinten Engineer
Chris Carmouche Engineer
Donovan "Vendetta" Bennett Producer
Gorilla Tek Producer, Audio Production
Adrian "Drop" Sanpalla Engineer
Brandon "Bizzy" Hollemon Composer
Anjuli Stars Composer
Al Burna Engineer
Cip Producer
DJ Rob N Producer
Gamboa Producer
Donovan Knowles Producer, Instrumentation
Team Pitbull Executive Producer
Robin Garcia Composer
Kenny Vazquez Composer
Adidja Palmer Composer
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