June 15, 2011 at 04:00 AM EDT

Planet Pit

Current Status
In Season
music label
J Records
We gave it an A-

Pitbull calls the final track on his new album ”Something for the DJs,” and indeed it is — but really, there ‘s nothing on Planet Pit that ‘s not for the DJs.

The 30-year-old Miami MC’s sixth studio disc finds him re-upping the party-starting reputation he’s built thanks to fiery cameos on recent smashes by Usher, Jennifer Lopez, and Enrique Iglesias, as well as his own ubiquitous 2009 club banger ”I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho).” A dozen doses of uncut electro-rap feelgood, Pit is like the Black Eyed Peas’ The E.N.D. minus the cringe-worthy up-with-people claptrap. The mercilessly whomping ”Something,” produced by David Guetta and Afrojack, sounds as though it were designed expressly to provide the world’s hardworking record spinners with a view to a thrill: ”If you’re sexy and you know it, clap your hands,” Pitbull commands in his Officer Hot Stuff rasp. As for the unsexy: Please depart from the dance floor — you’re souring the sights. Though he’s rhymed eloquently about immigrant politics in the past, the Cuban- American rapper (born Armando Pérez) sticks to lighter themes here: ”Mama, you the Internet,” he tells one lady on ”Come N Go,” ”and I’m looking for a download.” But the top-shelf beats (by Dr. Luke and RedOne, among others) couldn’t hit harder. On ”Rain Over Me,” Pit name-checks his vanity vodka over dramatic disco-rave synths, while ”Shake Senora” goes robo-dancehall with help from Sean Paul and T-Pain. Gotta get that boom boom pow? Look no further. A?

Download These:
Give Me Everything, the Ne-Yo guesting single
Where Do We Go, a hard-driving-hip-house jam

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