Left: Pitbull, Right: There are a lot of great random photos of Steven Tyler (Aerosmith). This is one of them.
I don’t have a lot of info on this new Pitbull track but the vocal is very similar to Aerosmith‘s 1975 hit “Walk This Way” (later covered by/with Run D.M.C.). I’m sure it’s some sort of homage, but to Aerosmith or Run D.M.C.?
Pitbull - "Fireball (clip 1)" (2014)
Pitbull - "Fireball (clip 2)" (2014)
Aerosmith - "Walk This Way" (1975)
Aerosmith w/Run D.M.C. - "Walk This Way" (1986)
After hearing the Pitbull track I couldn’t help hearing a bit of Michael Jackson‘s “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin” Mama-say mama-sah ma-ma-coo-sah chant in the guitar riff. I also just found out this tidbit from Wikipedia:
“The coda is “Mama-say mama-sah ma-ma-coo-sah”. Makossa is a Cameroonian music genre and dance. Dibango sued Jackson and settled out of court for one million French francs, agreeing thereby to waive future rights to this recording but not future use of the material.” from wikipedia
Michael Jackson - "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" (1983)
Pitbull - "Fireball (clip 3)" (2014)