Live Review: Pitbull — Gibson Ampitheatre, Los Angeles
Fri, 10 Aug 2012 14:01:39
Pitbull's like hip hop's answer to Frank Sinatra.
From the swagged-out suits to the shades, he's got that effortless charisma and incomparable panache that make him one of the best performers out there. The man really should be leading the 21st century Rat Pack, and that's no lie.
He upheld that reputation on last night's stop of the Planet Pit tour at Los Angeles, Gibson Amphitheatre. In front of a packed house of primarily females all dressed to impress (it looked more like a night at one of the city's hottest clubs than a concert), he rocked and rolled through a show stacked with hits.
With massive production and flood lights, he got asses shaking, grooving, and grinding from the top of the balcony to the first row with the likes of "Hey Baby," "Drop It To The Floor" and favorites such as "Hotel Room Service". He anchored the verses flawlessly rapping, while looking ultra-dapper simultaneously. Pitbull could easily be a character from a Quentin Tarantino flick. He's tough, talented, and timeless.
A big surprise came when none other than Enrique Iglesias took the stage with our hero for an explosive rendition of "I Like It". The volume of screams heightened the duet even more, practically shaking the building more than the other day's earthquake.
Mega hit "Give Me Everything" doubled as both the ultimate pop hit and an anthem of independence. It proves nothing short of utterly invigorating live, and it's that balance which makes Pitbull so downright awesome.
With shows like that, Frank would be more than proud…
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