Rodeo Goes Worldwide With Pitbull in Charge

Pitbull NRG Stadium March 13, 2015

"All my white people make some noise!" -- scattered applause) "All my black folks make some noise!" -- somewhat louder) "LA-TI-NOS!!!" -- earth-shaking eruption of cheers that could surely be heard all the way to Miami)

If there's one thing Pitbull knows, it is how to warm up a crowd. With his sly grin and gyrating hips, the Latino megastar has come a long way from the rough and raunchy rapper from Miami that he used to be. Now, with his long list of chart-toppers, endorsements and features, he has truly evolved to become Mr. Worldwide.

Just like every Latino kid, the story of an underdog with a dream is deep at the heart of his development. Sure, the poetry of José Martí may have played a part, as well as the music of fellow Cubanos Celia Cruz and Willie Chirino, but his mentor of choice will always be a certain (fictional) character named Antonio Raimundo "Tony" Montana.

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When he's not roaming around the city in search of tacos and graffiti, Houston Press contributor Marco points his camera lens toward the vibrant Houston music scene and beyond.