By Steven Chen
Updated September 10, 2004 at 04:00 AM EDT

Hot off the hype surrounding his merengue-spiced single ”Culo” (translation: ass), Miami’s own Pitbull blends raunch with wit with Spanish on this latest crunk assault from rap’s Dirty South. Sure, there are a few generic booty numbers on M.I.A.M.I. like ”Shake It Up,” but damn if the rest of this debut isn’t a fierce and fun ride, from its sneer-inducing ”305 Anthem” shout-outs to its thorough expositions on all things nasty.