The Bros of Calle Ocho Talk Miami Girls and Pickup Lines

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Come at us, bro.

Sure, the mamis of Calle Ocho may be the highlight of America's largest pachanga, but the bros are just as enticing.

And unlike the ladies who come out to the street bash just to shake their asses to some reggaeton, show off their pierced belly buttons, and eat arepas, most of the guys at the fest are on the prowl for Mrs. Right Now.

Just check out the bros you meet at Calle Ocho.

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50 Things You See at Calle Ocho

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Papis (50) y mamis (49) ... Check out Crossfade's 86-photo slideshow from Calle Ocho 2014.

Calle Ocho. The only time of the year when all of Miami's papi chulos y chongas interesting characters (two million, to be exact) gather en masse along a 19-block stretch in the heart of Little Havana.

Sure, every year's fest brings about its own surprises, but there are some things we can always expect to spot.

Just check out Crossfade's 50 things you see at America's largest street bash.

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Daddy Yankee on the Mamis of Calle Ocho: "Most Beautiful Women in the World"

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Do the "Limbo" with Daddy Yankee.

Daddy Yankee is more than just a shade-bearing reggeatonero with a passion for mujeres Latinas ... The Puerto Rican papi runs a frickin' empire.

The Big Boss is head of El Cartel Records. He peddles his own El Cartel tequila and DY fragrance line. He's even the commissioner of the NBC's latest MMA reality show, Combate Americas, on mun2.

But the most, say, interesting business venture Daddy Yankee has wandered into is the gaming biz. Last November, el Cangri launched Trylogy, a video game starring el cantante himself, where he fights villains in outer space, one sexy dancer at a time.

The Big Daddy took some time off from "saving the planet" to chat with Crossfade about his upcoming gig on Sunday as King of Calle Ocho. Here's what el Máximo Líder had to say about Trylogy, las nenas de Miami, and America's largest street bash.

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The Mamis of Calle Ocho Talk Bros, Ratchets, and Pitbull

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Calle Ocho is America's largest Latin block party, where people from all over the world gather along 27 blocks to celebrate Hispanic heritage with music, food, and entertainment.

Although Willy Chirino, DJ Laz, and Elvis Crespo were the ones putting on a show, the main source of entertainment was the mamis and bros of Miami who painted the streets of Calle Ocho with their tight white shorts, Cuban flag bikini tops, chancletas, neon orange muscle tees, and bright-white sneakers.

Crossfade embarked on a mission to find the chongas mamis of Calle Ocho and talk to them about bros, ratchets, and Pitbull.

If there was one thing these Latinas agreed on, it was that Pit will always and forever be Mr. 305.

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-Slideshow: The Music of Calle Ocho 2013
-Slideshow: The Fashion of Calle Ocho 2013
-Slideshow: The Food of Calle Ocho 2013
-Calle Ocho 2013: Blow-Up Dolls, Harlem Shakes, and DJ Laz Says: "Lil' Wayne Can Suck My Dick"

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Calle Ocho 2013: Blow-Up Dolls, Harlem Shakes, and DJ Laz Says: "Lil Wayne Can Suck My Dick"

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Miami is filled with interesting characters, to say the least.

There's that guy who rides around on a motorized bicycle, that man riding the Metrorail jammin' on his violin, that dude who walks around Hialeah carrying a banjo and wearing a Stetson hat -- the list goes on.

As always, Calle Ocho attracted everyone and everything, from blow-up dolls to street performers banging beats on pots and pans to "Harlem Shake"-ers and freestyle rappers.

And of course, outrageous things that would happen in Miami, happened. Like a man getting shot in the butt and not noticing it until he collapsed. Or DJ Laz telling Lil Wayne to come pinga.

Here are some highlights from Calle Ocho 2013, just in case you missed it.

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-Calle Ocho Brawl Ends With Man Shot in the Butt
-Slideshow: The Music of Calle Ocho 2013
-Slideshow: The Fashion of Calle Ocho 2013
-Slideshow: The Food of Calle Ocho 2013
-The Mamis of Calle Ocho 2013 Talk Bros, Ratchets, and Pitbull

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Calle Ocho 2012: An 11-Stage Music and Entertainment Guide

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It feels like only yesterday that we were shaking our hips with Gloria Estefan in a record-breaking 119,969-person conga line at Calle Ocho.

But that was March of 1988, Reagan was in still office, and Miami New Times was only a fortnightly newspaper, not the massive multimedia empire that it is today.

While a lot has changed over the years -- the political landscape, New Times' glossy cover, Gloria Estefan's celebrity -- Calle Ocho is still the United States' largest street party with over a million attendees. It's a multi-national celebration of food, art, and culture hosted each year by an enormous crossover star.

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