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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."

Last week, we here at Crossfade unleashed our Martian chonga for Otto Von Schirach's mega-mix of the first single off the impending Gloria Estefan album, Miss Little Havana.

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.

And Gloria seems to agree. Introducing the song for the Ryan Seacrest and "all [his] viewers at RyanSeacrest.com," Miss Little Havana chimes: "Here is such a hot mix ... It's Pitbull! I love him!"

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"?

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