Pitbull talks about his Vegas connection and returning to the Axis phase

Industry Weekly caught up with the man himself, Pitbull, a day after his look at Major League Baseball’s Crowning achievement Derby– and after reports broke that he’s part of a group aiming to purchase the Miami Marlins– to speak about his return to the stage in Las Vegas, music, sports and more.

You have actually tweaked your Axis reveal a bit given that the last time you were in town. We have actually made modifications for the easy truth that Vegas is such an amazing location and platform, and it’s fantastic to be able to be around these famous, iconic names. The reason why they ended up being legendary is they were constantly reinventing themselves, so that’s exactly what we’re trying to do. We’re bringing a brand-new program with the exact same energy, the same fun, so you’ll feel like you had the best club experience of your life, only larger. I’m having the time of my life up there, and exactly what much better place to have it than Sin City? Vegas has a special location in my heart.

It must, because you picked the Las Vegas Valley, Henderson specifically, to broaden your SLAM Charter School program. Vegas is simply very proactive, and so is the state of Nevada, in terms acknowledging when enhancement has to be made. They want to take a various method to education which’s exactly what we have actually been performing in Miami, taking the curriculum and providing it a tweak so we’re teaching the same thing, however using sports to the equation. Expanding the SLAM program is about discovering neighborhood partners that comprehend how we’re trying to improve on what’s going on, and gradually but certainly it is starting to spread out around the country. We’re hoping by the end of the year there will be close to 7 SLAMs, and I want to thank Nevada for thinking in us.

In Miami you’re working on becoming part-owner of the Marlins. I’m still pinching myself. Its unbelievable to get a possibility to be involved in this group bidding on the Marlins. In my world, that arena where the Orange Bowl used to be, where traditions were developed, that’s the heart of Miami. I used to live up the block. It’s a fairy tale. We’ll see where it goes.

You’re still going strong from your recent album, Environment Modification. What’s next, music-wise? Right now we just put out a video for “Options,” and we got to shoot it in Kingston [Jamaica], in Bob Marley’s old house, since Stephen Marley is on that record. Then we’ll be moving on to “Much better on Me,” including Ty Dolla $ign. And after that looking at the brand-new year, we have a Spanish album ready to release in November, and the single on that one is “Hey Ma” which opens the film The Fate of the Furious. One method or another, I’m always working. Pitbull: Time of Our Lives at the Axis at World Hollywood, July 21-August 5.

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