In case you missed it, today is the day Pitbull made good on his promise to travel out to Alaska and perform as part of a Wal-Mart contest that was the victim of some good ol' fashioned internet trolling. In honor of Pitbull's good-natured approach to the whole thing, we should celebrate the man's musical catalogue (or at least the part that isn't covered in layers and layers of cheese).
"Ay Chico (Lengua Afuera)" is from Pitbull's 2006 album El Mariel, and is easily one of his best tracks. Though very much commercial pop music, Pitbull's earlier work was much less affected by the super-saccharine, David Guetta club music that has tortured our ears for the past two years. Instead, "Ay Chico" is a drum-heavy affair (not unlike the stuff M.I.A would start doing later), with a playful rhythm and a nimble verse from Pitbull that challenges you not to sway in you seat.