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Miami-based Cuban-American rapper Pitbull performs at Ibiza tonight, touring in support of his chart-climbing, video-fave single “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho).” Mr. 305’s parents may have made him memorize the works of Cuban poet José Martí, and he may have a few socio-political songs on albums such as “El Muriel” and “The Boatlift,” but his emphasis is on odes to women and uh, parts of women, over fast-tempoed blends of Miami bass, crunk, hiphop, techno and reggaeton. “Want Me” is a straight-ahead club dance number with a bilingual 1,2,3, 4 countoff, a touch of acoustic guitar, and a sampled beat that first appeared in a ’90s techno song, “The Bomb.”
Pitbull at 9 p.m. Thursday April 23 at Ibiza, 1222 First Street NE, Washington, DC