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305 Live: Local Hip-Hop News from Adela, Pitbull, DJ Khaled and more

Photo by David "Dro" Rosario
-- DJ Khaled continues to ride the wave of success that his song "All I Do Is Win" has garnered. Since releasing the song, he's received tons of iTunes downloads for it. So I guess as a thank you of sorts, Khaled recruits pretty much all of the most relevant rappers of today...and gets them on a remix for the song. But the fact that he got Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes, Puff Daddy, Nicki Minaj, Fabolous, Jadakiss, Fat Joe, Swizz Beatz and T-Pain on one track isn't the story here. The story here is that Khaled is actually rapping on this track. Yes, rapping. This is a must listen. [2DopeBoyz]

-- Pitbull took to San Juan, Puerto Rico last night to perform at the 2010 Latin Billboard Awards. And of course "I Know You Want Me" was the song of choice as it was one of the biggest international records of 2009. Pitbull won the 2009 Digital Artist Of The Year award at last year's show, but big winners of this year's presentation was Aventura, who picked up nine trophies. [Billboard]

-- The always outspoken Luther Campbell tells the VH1 Hip-Hop Honors to "go f*@k themselves." Luke tells that he was a bit angry when he found out that that they only wanted to celebrate Luke's contribution to hip-hop as a 2 Live Crew member. He felt that he also should have been given a bit of recognition for what he's done on his own as a business man and record label owner. [Vibe]

-- South Florida based recording artist Adela released her latest single "Just Feel It", which features Ll Wayne and is produced by Grammy-winning producer StreetRunner. The song features a montage of a Lil Wayne verse that is seemingly from a 2007 unfinished song called "Let's Talk", but nonetheless sounds like a great pairing for this song which is clearly headed to nightclubs everywhere. [The305]

-- We posted a Phresh James track a couple days ago. Well, since then, Phresh James has announced that he's releasing a new mixtape project in the next week or so entitled Just Practice. It has an interesting concept. Basically, its set to be a short and simple mixtape with 16 songs that each have 16-bar verses on each track and seemingly just for practice. Meaning, he's just putting it out to put it out. Well, we're definitely looking forward it. Here's a small visual preview of what to expect on Just Practice. [UnkeLuc

-- Rick Ross shot his video for "Super High" in California this past week. The video was shot by famed director F. Gary Gray who is known for being behind such movies as Friday, Set It Off, Italian Job, Be Cool and others. The video has Ne-Yo featured as he is on the hook. But the star of the video might very well be the stunning Stacey Dash. You know of Clueless fame. She's well into her 40's and looks like she has aged a bit in 20 years. Stay tuned for the premiere of the video in the coming weeks. [YouHeardThatNew]

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David "Dro" Rosario