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A Pitbull Gets Keys and You Get a Latina Book List

Submitted by on August 20, 2009 – 6:04 amNo Comment
The rapper Pitbull, a Miami-raised Cubanito named Armando, got the keys to the city. Viejitas everywhere must be fainting. His lyrics are not always safe for tender ears.
From the Associated Press story:
Pitbull burst this year onto the mainstream scene with his single, “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho),” which topped charts worldwide and reached No. 2 on the American Billboard Hot 100.
Pitbull’s material often references his roots — from album titles about Cuba like “The Boatlift” to frequent use of the nickname “Mr. 305,” referring to Miami’s area code.
His single, “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho),” topped charts worldwide and reached No. 2 on the American Billboard Hot 100.
Pitbull’s fourth album, called “Rebelution,” which features “Krazy”, “Calle Ocho” and another hit single, “Hotel Room Service,” is set to debut on Aug. 31.

pitbull_artistdirect.comThe rapper Pitbull, a Miami-raised Cubanito named Armando, got the keys to the city. Viejitas everywhere must be fainting. His lyrics are not always safe for tender ears.

From the Associated Press story:

Pitbull burst this year onto the mainstream scene with his single, “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho),” which topped charts worldwide and reached No. 2 on the American Billboard Hot 100.

Pitbull’s material often references his roots — from album titles about Cuba like “The Boatlift” to frequent use of the nickname “Mr. 305,” referring to Miami’s area code.

His single, “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho),” topped charts worldwide and reached No. 2 on the American Billboard Hot 100.

Pitbull’s fourth album, called “Rebelution,” which features “Krazy”, “Calle Ocho” and another hit single, “Hotel Room Service,” is set to debut on Aug. 31.

If you are hungering for some good books, check out the Latina.com 10 Hottest Summer Reads list, which includes the new one, The Husband Habit, from prolific chica lit author, Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, plus titles such as Amigoland by Oscar Casares and the beautifully titled, Let it Rain Coffee by Angie Cruz.

To keep up-to-date on Latino authors, subscribe to the blog, BronzeWord  Latino Authors, by writer Jo Ann Hernandez.

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