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305 Live: Local Hip-Hop News from Pitbull, Cubo, DJ Craze and more

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-- Pitbull revealed yesterday that he was going to be canceling his May 31st show in Phoenix, Arizona. The cancelation comes as an open call for a protest of Arizona, after their state legislature passed the controversial Immigration Bill that has caused furious battles between liberals and conservatives across the country. In a seemingly bold move, Pitbull joins many other entertainers who are also planning to join some kind of boycott of the state in the near future to stand for what they believe is an unjust and unfair law. An official statement from Pitbull should be coming soon. [The305]


-- DJ Craze teamed up with Native Instrumentas for this new viral video headed towards promotion of the Kontrol X1 controller, which adds a bit of versatility to your regular ole' turntable set-up. DJ Craze is seen on camera doing a routine on "golden" turntables that combined multiple genres sprinkled with a touch of Lil Wayne and Shawty Lo vocals. The video definitely shows the endless possibilities that can be achieved with the latest in DJing technology. See the video by clicking here. And on a side note, Craze is definitely keeping busy, as he is spinning in Taiwan tomorrow, then tours around the United States for a month before heading to the United Kingdom for a few shows. [URB.com]

-- Last night, Ghostwridah released a freestyle over Erykah Badu's "Window Seat" beat. Well, it was more like he put a verse in the beginning of the song before Erykah's vocals kick in. He definitely gets it right with a heartfelt verse dedicated to his grandmother that just passed away this past Mother's Day. Expect lots more from Ghost in the coming weeks as his LP, In Love With My Future is coming soon. [Y2kDaily]

-- Rick Ross was spotted in South Florida this past week with famed hip-hop photographer Jonathon Mannion on a photo shoot for Ross' Teflon Don album packaging. Jonathan Mannion and Rick Ross have teamed up for various other projects over the past few years, including Ross' previous albums. Expect Teflon Don to release on or about June 29th. [RapRadar]

-- A while back, artist Cubo was the visible hypeman for Mr. 305 himself, Pitbull. Well a couple years have indeed passed and Cubo has been positioning himself to pursue his solo projects in full steam. Cubo has recently released his Mad Skrews produced song "Dale," which has already been getting some spins on El Sol 95.7 FM. Click here to listen to the song. [UserShare]

-- South Florida based DJ GQ also released a song yesterday from his upcoming Let Em Know album. The song is called "Wanna See You Move," which features Mr. Vegas and Chaos from GrindMode. Expect the song to stay on track to take over the clubs soon. [iBlog126]

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