by Pitbull


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On his 2007 effort The Boatlift, Pitbull's love of club tracks and anthemic party tunes is once again tempered by some serious material, and once again the album's title references the early-'80s mass exodus of Cuban people from their homeland. This is the same formula that was used for his 2006 album, El Mariel, but here the measurements are off, with too much attention being paid to production and hooks while talent and personality get short shrift. Tracks like the appropriately titled "The Anthem" and "Sticky Icky," with Lil Jon and Jim Jones, are infectious, the exciting "Midnight" features Euro-trance keyboards and singer Casely as a worthy Justin Timberlake replacement, plus there's a handful of those Latin rap meets crunk numbers that are so identifiable as Pitbull's. These deep Miami tracks are complemented by some street level interludes and freestyles that are rich with wit, but The Boatlift dies on the slow tracks with "Secret Admirer" being too sugary to take and "My Life" dropping embarrassing bombs like "sometimes I feel/all I can give you is sex/I'm sorry." Get past these plaintive and uninspired tales of how heartbreaking the jet-set lifestyle is and you're left with enough gloss and polish to consider The Boatlift a fun floor-filler, but just not up to Pitbull's usual standards. [A clean version was also released.]

Product Details

Release Date: 11/27/2007
Label: Tvt
UPC: 0016581296329
catalogNumber: 2963

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pitbull   Primary Artist
Frankie J   Guest Appearance
LaMarquis Mark Jefferson   Bass,Bass Guitar
Harold Jones   Percussion
Rafael Martínez   Background Vocals
Twista   Guest Appearance
Craig Love   Guitar
Lil Jon   Guest Appearance
Miguel DeJesus   Background Vocals
Julissa   Background Vocals
Aim   Guest Appearance
Trick Daddy   Guest Appearance
Raulito   Bongos
Don Omar   Guest Appearance
Young Boss   Guest Appearance
Dawin Lapache   Bass,Guitar,Bass Guitar
Lloyd   Guest Appearance
Jim Jones   Guest Appearance
Cubo   Guest Appearance
Toby Love   Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Ryan Deaunovich   Bongos
Jonathan "JaShell" Gelabert   Background Vocals
Danny Guira   Guiro
Ping "A. Fuegoski" Montana   Bongos
Yahaira Vargas   Background Vocals
Reather Bryant   Percussion
Young Rico Scott   Percussion
Detroit Nix   Keyboards
Eddie "Scarlito" Perez   Piano,Keyboards
Jason Derülo   Guest Appearance
Andrea Venezuela   Vocals
Jose Martinez Aka Jumanji Guira   Guiro
Juan DeJesus Aka John Q.   Background Vocals
Adam Gomez Aka Pikuchu   Bass Guitar
Leroy S. Romans   Background Vocals
Juan Chavis Aka Juan Ya   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Diesel   Audio Production
Tru   Audio Production
Mike Calderon   Management
Nick Foster   Artwork
LaMarquis Mark Jefferson   Composer
Larry Nix   Composer
Maurice "Mo" Young   Composer
Juan Salinas   Composer
Kurt Walker   Composer
Craig Love   Composer
Jonathon "Lil' Jon" Smith   Producer,Audio Production
Josh Butler   Engineer
Albert Castillo   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Charles Chavez   Management
Bryan Leach   Executive Producer
Michael Crooms   Composer
Diesel   Producer
Jonathan Smith   Composer
Tom Slick   Producer,Audio Production
Echo   Producer,Audio Production
Pitbull   Executive Producer
Mark Vinten   Engineer
Robert Arthur Ford   Composer
Francisco Bautista   Composer
Adrian "Drop" Sanpalla   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Steve Obas   Engineer
Play N Skillz   Audio Production
110% Pure   Producer
Collipark   Audio Production
Cubo   Engineer
Andros Rodriguez   Engineer
DJ Buddha   Remixing
Toby Love   Vocal Arrangements
Rich "DJ Riddler" Pangilinan   Producer,Audio Production
Paul Irizarry   Composer
Burna   Engineer
Vein   Audio Production
Soundz   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Steve Fisher   Engineer
Ari Levine   Engineer
Eddie "Scarlito" Perez   Producer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements
Adrian Santalla   Composer
Lionel Delao   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Derrick "Teach" Turton   Management
Armando Rosario   Composer
Oscar Salinas   Composer
110 Percent Pure   Audio Production
William Landron Rivera   Composer
Eddie Perez   Audio Production

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