Born & raised in Miami, Pitbull knows it all about the city. He shared with us some insights about himself and the city he loves. Check it out:
A.K.A = Armando Christian Pérez
Why PitBull: “Because Pitbulls bite to lock. The dog is too stupid to lose. And they’re outlawed in Dade County. They’re basically everything that I am. It’s been a constant fight.”
Neighborhood: Little Havana
Early Words: The poems of the Cuban poet and independence leader José Martí
Pitbull recites from age of 3.
Graduated from: Miami Coral Park High School
Source of Inspiration: Celia Cruz and Willy Chirino
Sophomore album: “El Mariel” dedicated his to his father, who died that year in May.
Community Service: Co-founder of the charter school Sports Leadership and Management (SLAM) for at-risk kids.
Local Investment: He purchased an equity stake in the Miami Subs Pizza.
Record Label: Co-founder of Bad Boy Latinos with Sean Combs/P.Diddy
Key Factor: The city of Miami honored him with a ‘Key to the City’ in 2009.
For Locals: “Cuatro Caminhos is just a little cafeteria that makes a great steak sandwiches. Real Cheap”
The Beach: “Cradon Park Beach is the best beach in Miami. Is more low key than South Beach and the water is cleaner. There is a lot of sandbars, so you can swim out pretty far and still be in swallow waters”.
Cool Spot: “The Flea Market U.S.A is the best place to pick up mix tapes and find out about new artists”.
To Take a Date: “Baleen got good food, great view of the ocean and it´s real sexy”.
Cuban Spices: “La Carreta is the best Cuban Food in Miami. Really affordable, too.”
Cool Quote: “If you continue to work hard, let that be the fuel to your fire.”
Compilation by: Claudia Repsold