Worlds collide on a new track from Latin American hip hop star Pitbull, who’s featuring Blake Shelton on a mind-bending dance number titled “Get Ready.” Crossing the frenetic, relentless energy of wedding-reception staples like “Cotton Eyed Joe” with Ram Jam’s classic garage-rock anthem, “Black Betty,” the track is part of Pitbull’s just released album Libertad 458 — dedicated to his father and the 458 people he helped escape from Cuba as part of the 1980 Mariel Boatlift.
Shelton appears to deliver the track’s “Whoa, get Ready (Bam-ba-lam),” chorus hook, while Pitbull raps lyrics about letting loose and living it up. The unlikely pair have a bit of history together, with Shelton jokingly “blaming” the dance hit maker for a fall on stage in Oregon in 2018. And way back in 2015, the country favorite told Ryan Seacrest he turned down a Pitbull collab over concerns about how it would play with his fans. Shelton’s current single, “Hell Right,” is out now, and so is Pitbull’s Libertad 458.