Armando Christian Pérez (born 15 January 1981, in Miami, Florida) better known by his stage name Pitbull, or his other nicknames, Lil' Chico or Mr. 305, is a Cuban-American rapper.
In video games, Pitbull's hit single "Dammit Man" produced by Jim Jonsin is featured in Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition, and he also plays himself in the video game Scarface: The World Is Yours based on the 1980s Scarface. His super hit "Toma" is featured in WWE Day of Reckoning 2. Also, "Back Up" produced by The Diaz Brothers, is featured on the EA game Fight Night: Round 2.
In late 2005 he re-released "M.I.A.M.I." as a separate charting entry, whilst his "Welcome to the 305" mixtape was released. In January 2006 he guest-starred in UPN's South Beach. Also in 2006 he recorded "Nuestro Himno" in collaboration with Wyclef Jean, Carlos Ponce, and Olga Tañón.
The first single from El Mariel has been released, entitled "Bojangles". The album, slated for an October 31st release, will feature guest artists Lil Jon, Ken-Y of Rakim y Ken-Y, Rick Ross, Bun B and the Ying Yang Twins. El Mariel will lead up to Pitbull's 2007 release of an all-Spanish album entitled "The Boatlift", which will have an Afro-Cuban feel
Pitbull has a global music publishing deal with BMG Music Publishing.
On the evening of July 31, 2006, when the president of Cuba, Fidel Castro, announced that he was transferring his duties to his brother Raúl Castro, Pitbull jumped into the studio at 11:00PM to write the Ya Se Acabo (which means 'it is over') single. Stating the verse 'hasta luego' (which means 'see you later') during the duration of the song.