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305 Live: Local Hip-Hop News from Pitbull, Jigg, Ghostwridah and more

Two of the biggest selling Latino hip-hop artists join forces for the sake of good music. Legendary rap group Cypress Hill has tapped Miami's own Pitbull to join them on their new single "Armada Latina". They recently shot a music video for the vintage sounding song and premiered it via MTV yesterday. Cypress Hill's Rise Up is due in stores on April 20, 2010. [MTV

Liberty City's Jigg has his High Grade project coming out soon - supported by the soon-to-be-released "Big Faces" single that features J. NIC$ on the chorus. Jigg is undoubtedly one of Miami's brightest newcomers that you need to pay attention to. High Grade is still in the final recording phase, but is coming out soon nonetheless. [Twitter]

Ghostwridah is also still in the recording process for his album In Love With My Future. A project that he is gladly taking his time on to ensure its quality. In the meanwhile, he is also prepping the launch of his new website, as well as gearing up for the release of a new video for his "Just Begun" freestyle directed by Dre Films. The video, which was shot in Austin, Texas during his trip to SXSW, should be dropping next week. [DreFilms]

Jovi Rockwell is fresh off a guest appearance on the mixtape that Young Money artist Shanell dropped off last week, and now she also has another spot on the first single the Freebass 808 album. Freebass 808 is comprised of Camp Lo's Geechi Suede and producer Apple Juice Kid. The single is called "Rewind" and is off Freebass' forthcoming album Liquid Love Spacedust. [NahRight]

Rick Ross promotional teams sent out numerous mass emails letting everyone know that his official first single to his fourth album Teflon Don will be releasing this Monday via a top secret conference call of some sort. The song is called "Super High", and we're super sure it will be super dope. No, but seriously, Ross' beat selection over the last year or so has been impeccable. So hopefully "Super High" doesn't disappoint. [2Dopeboyz]

This Weekend's hip-hop events and parties: Hip hop spots:

  • Friday - Souljah Boy at Sobe Live. Nicki Minaj up in Pompano Beach in Broward at Club Cinema.
  • Saturday - Kanye West's girlfriend Amber Rose will be stopping by Dream and Cameo.
  • Sunday - Q-Tip's birthday party at LIV nightclub.