Pitbull has had a full and fruitful 2013.
This year, the Cuban-American from Miami opened a charter school in Little Havana, played a bullfrog in the children’s movie “Epic,” hosted the American Music Awards and dropped his latest album “Global Warming” in November.
And it looks like the rapper will continue to go full steam in the New Year — all he asks is people to buckle up.
“Not too many people are going to make this ride,” Pitbull, whose real name is Armando Christian Pérez, said in an interview with the Miami Herald.
The hit maker is currently basking with the success of his current chart-topper single “Timber” featuring Ke$ha, but he said he is sitting on records that could easily last him through next year and into 2015.
“I’m always recording, always listening to what the world is talking about,” Pérez said.
His next venture is with Spanish crooner Enrique Iglesias in the song “Freak,” which Pérez described as having an “off the chain” house party sound.
He is also working on a track with legendary Mexican guitarist Carlos Santana and his first Spanish album since 2010’s “Armando.”
“This album is just about having a great time,” Pérez told the Herald. “With everything that’s going on in the world, the negative things, it allows people to escape.”
He added he is “basically giving the people my life,” with the new tracks.
In the meantime, though, the "King of Calle Ocho" is preparing to ring in the New Year by performing at the American Airlines Arena in Miami New Year’s Eve for the second year in a row. Part of the show will be broadcast live from across the country on "Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve" on ABC network hosted by Ryan Seacrest.
The Miami concert will also feature Dominican singer Prince Royce, while Miley Cyrus, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Blondie and other will be performing in New York's Times Square.
Pitbull adds he’ll be making an announcement New Year’s Day that involves “the world, sports and music.”