Pitbull really lives up to his nickname. So far this year, Mr. Worldwide has collaborated with Italian bombshell Arianna, homegrown pop goddess Ke$ha and Indian songbird Priyanka Chopra. The latest diva to call on the ever-popular MC? Australian pop princess Jessica Mauboy.
The unlikely duo join forces on “Kick Up Your Heels” — a highlight of the 24-year-old’s excellent Beautiful LP. If you’re expecting a run-of-the-mill club banger, think again. Jess takes it way, way back on this toe-topping delight, which skillfully incorporates swing and ragtime elements.
How does Pitbull’s rap fits into that soundscape? The answer is painlessly. He drops the usual city names and boasts about sexual conquests but it suits the feel-good anthem. “Kick Up Your Heels” is a lot of fun and could well be Jessica’s calling card in America. Listen to the perky collaboration after the jump.
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