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305 Live: Local Hip-Hop News from Luke, Ghostwridah, Brianna and more

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Miami New Times columnist and Miami bass legend Luther "Luke" Campbell will be honored at this year's rendition of the VH1 Hip-Hop Honors, along with the group he made history with: the 2 Live Crew. The awards show will be taped on June 3rd, and then will air on June 7th at 9:00 PM EST. Luke was reached for comment and responded that while honored, he had mixed feelings on the award show, more so because they took so long to actually honor him and his southern hip-hop counterparts. His exact words were: "My fans are the only reason I am doing this. I said f**k this after they did Too Short before me." [Allhiphop]

Poe Boy's princess, Brianna, recently did a photoshoot with local photographer Derick G. If you don't know about Brianna, you don't know what you're missing. She's young, but she raps like a veteran. She knows exactly what she's doing and has definitely established herself as one of Miami's brightest emerging talents. Well, Derick G released a behind the scenes video that gives you a little glimpse into their photoshoot. See it by clicking here. [Derick G]

Ghostwridah just launched his new website, and also released a new freestyle done in honor of Guru (of Gang Starr) who recently passed away this past Monday. Ghostwridah is still in the recording process for his upcoming project In Love With My Future and you can definitely expect various side projects coming out of the Ghostwridah camp. [Ghostwridah Blog]

Rick Ross confirms Diddy as his manager. Ross phoned in to the Rickey Smiley Show earlier this week to divulge the official notice that Sean Combs has taken up manager duties (or co-management duties) for Rick Ross from here and on out. Its definitely a good merger and if the past couple months serve as any proof, these two will definitely have some good music coming our way. Ross also mentioned that we should look forward to a couple big announcements leading up to the June 29th release of his fourth studio album, Teflon Don. [The305]

Def Jam and Slip-N-Slide signee Shonie, comes back into the groove of things after releasing her Pieces Revealed EP a couple months back. The new song is entitled "Bedroom" and picks up right where she last left off. Definitely look forward to more music from Shonie in the coming months. [DJ Booth]

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