Pitbull and Gloria Estefan Get Sweaty on Remix of "Wepa"
What do you get when a mike mangler named Pitbull humps the Miami Sound Machine? A barking, buzzing remix of "Wepa."
Of course, Pit's take on the Pharell Williams- and Emilio Estefan-produced track -- actually remixed by DJ R3hab -- doesn't quite reach the same shockingly awesome levels of hypnotic WTF-ness. But it definitely satisfies our deep need for sweaty Miami music.
For his part, Pit's pretty excited about getting with Gloria. A blog on his official planetpit.com site even enthuses: "It was only destiny that Miami's Pitbull finally joined forces with the original Mrs. 305, Latin music legend Gloria Estefan."
On the track, Pitbull puts his feelings into poetry: "When I see her/On the dancefloor/In the nightlife/She makes me say, "Wepa" ... Gloria! Mr. Worldwide, senseless/Go ahead, add another one to the hit list/Latinos takin' over the world/Check the census/Miami's finest, Cuban princess/And we coming hard like the world against us."
Meanwhile, the Queen of Latin Pop talk-raps about looking for late-night fun: "Start the party is what I came to do/I don't care with who/So how 'bout you?/Give up your worries/And I'll dance a move/Till the sun comes through/With the mornin' view."
Whoa. Can you say, "Wepa"?
Get the Music Newsletter
Keep your thumb on the local music scene each week with music news, trends, artist interviews and concert listings. We'll also send you special ticket offers and music deals.