|Sat, January 14, 2012 at 7:33 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Madai, the newest member of Mr. 305 Inc., is the quintessential Miami Latina, born in Guantanamo, Cuba and raised in America. At the tender age of 9, she immigrated to America and began to immerse herself in American pop culture, which in result helped her learn English. A year later she began writing poems in English and Spanish, which quickly transitioned into songwriting.
Madai has joined the family of Mr. 305 Inc., the first major record label owned by International Superstar PITBULL, founded to focus on the development of new talent. Mr. 305 Inc., is also the home of renowned artists El Cata, Nayer and Sophia del Carmen among others. Madai is currently managed by AER Management.
Madai writes her own lyrics, which are often bilingual and based on her experiences. She has a natural ability for capturing a moment and expressing its emotion in a song. A fan of all music, she is not tied to one style, rather her songs resonate with themes and fusions mixing Gospel, Hip-Hop, R&B, Latin, Country, Dance and Pop.
Her lyrics reflect the experience of girls, living in a cross-cultural digital world. Her songs blend cultures, mixing her Americana youth experiences over strong hip-hop beats. Her music is a merging of ethnicity in the common spirit of today's youth. She easily transitions from one culture to another, and blends these two worlds in her life and in her music.
Madai is not just an exceptional singer/songwriter; she is a talented dancer as well. Her natural dancing ability is an outgrowth of her Cuban roots having been taught how to dance salsa and merengue by her father at a very young age.
Madai is currently working on her highly anticipated debut album working with world-renowned producers like Marc Kinchen, Keith Morrison, Farah Achour, Nicki Noelle, Maffio Alkatras and Dave Siegel, known for producing hit tracks for BeyoncĂ©, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, T.I. and more!
During this creative process, Madai has also had the pleasure of co-writing tracks with famed writers Carrie Furman, Farah Achour, Nicki Noelle, Micah Powel and Michelle Trumpler.
|Thurs, August 20, 2009 at 9:21 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
MIAMI - Rapper Pitbull, whose chart-climbing songs have made him a bilingual favorite, was honored Wednesday with the key to Miami - an accomplishment he said officially cemented his title as "Mr. 305."
"I can't help but keep staring at it, because it's something I've worked so hard for," Pitbull said, looking down at the gold key. "I'm very passionate about Miami."
The Cuban-American performer and Miami native, whose real name is Armando Christian Perez, was presented with the key by Miami Commissioner Thomas Regalado during the morning ceremony.
"Pitbull not only lives in Miami, but he's been traveling the country and the world sharing a positive message of Miami," Regalado announced. "So, we should honor not only the dignitaries that visit, but those individuals who make a positive impact on the city."
While growing up in urban Miami, hitting the streets to make money was the norm for Pitbull. But he said he educated himself throughout the process.
"Miami has built my character, and it has taught me a lot about life and helped me in my career," he said, wearing a three-piece gray suit.
Pitbull burst this year onto the mainstream scene with his single, "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)," which topped charts worldwide and reached No. 2 on the American Billboard Hot 100.
Pitbull's material often references his roots - from album titles about Cuba like "The Boatlift" to frequent use of the nickname "Mr. 305," referring to Miami's area code.
His single, "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)," topped charts worldwide and reached No. 2 on the American Billboard Hot 100.
Pitbull's fourth album, called "Rebelution," which features "Krazy", "Calle Ocho" and another hit single, "Hotel Room Service," is set to debut on Aug. 31.
"The new album has an international, global feel to it, but it's actually a tour of Miami through my mind, Pitbull said. "I'll take you through the streets of Miami, from southwest to northwest and all the way to the beach."
|Thurs, April 02, 2009 at 2:44 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
NEW ALBUM "REBELUTION" SLATED FOR SEPTEMBER 1st RELEASE
HIT SINGLE "I KNOW YOU WANT ME (CALLE OCHO)" CONTINUES TO CLIMB THE CHARTS RECEIVES BILLBOARD LATIN MUSIC AWARD NOMINATION FOR "LATIN DIGITAL DOWNLOAD ARTIST OF THE YEAR"
New York, NY – With two singles quickly climbing the charts, Pitbull has signed with Polo Grounds Music/RCA Music Group through his "Mr. 305, Inc" imprint. The relationship will not only involve recording, but also touring and branding opportunities.
Pitbull's current Ultra Records single "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" is presently No. 13 on the Rhythm charts and is the follow-up to his hit single "Krazy" which featured Lil Jon and went on to sell 700,000 downloads. Pitbull's digital download success just earned him a nomination in the upcoming Billboard Latin Music Awards in the newly created category – "Latin Digital Download Artist of the Year."
While ascending the charts with one smash single, Pitbull has another hit in the works – the recently released "Blanco" featuring Pharrell, is the first single from the original motion picture soundtrack for Fast & Furious 4 (Interscope/Star Trak), released March 31st. The Paul Hunter directed "Blanco" video premieres this week and features Pitbull alongside Pharrell and Chad of The Neptunes.
"I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)," "Krazy," and "Blanco" are currently anticipated to be featured on Pitbull's debut PGM/RCAMG release Rebelution, scheduled for a September 1st, 2009 release.
The album will be executive produced by super producer Jim Jonsin (Lil Wayne, T.I.) and will also feature production from Jonsin, alongside Lil Jon (Ciara, Usher), Mr Collipark (Soulja Boy), Play N Skillz (Lil Wayne, Chamillionaire), The Neptunes (Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z) and others.
"Being able to be a part of Pitbull's career again after signing him to TVT Records 6 years ago is amazing. Being able to do this under Polo Grounds Music is even more satisfying. Pitbull's work ethic is like no other - he and his team prove that it's still about making music, taking chances and having fun" says Bryan Leach, President of Polo Grounds Music.
"We are truly excited to have signed Pitbull to the PGM/RCA MG family," comments Barry Weiss, Chairman and CEO, RCA/Jive Label Group. "Pitbull has been grinding for years and with such great visibility with the 'I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)' and 'Blanco' singles, now is the time to fully maximize his career."
"Being an art