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305 Live: Local Hip-Hop News from Khaled, Ghostwridah, Lil Wayne, and More

--At press time, DJ Khaled is projected to sell about 25,000 copies of his Victory album during its first week of sales, which released this past Tuesday. And as he does with every album that he releases, Khaled holds a star-studded signing event at the Best Buy in Pembroke Pines. Today from 5:30PM - 8:00PM, get autographs and meet some of your favorite hip-hop stars, including DJ Khaled himself. [99 Jamz]

--We made a post about Ghostwridah's new single "Red Bottoms" two weeks ago. Well, since releasing the single, Ghostwridah caught the ear of Dr. Dre and was flown out to Los Angeles this past week to work with the legendary producer. He embarked on a session with the good doctor -- a session that included The Game, Busta Rhymes and others. He also got to listen to the elusive and highly anticipated Detox album. And today, Ghostwridah is off to work with producer Timbaland, right here in Miami. [Twitter]

--Lil Wayne is back home in Miami once again for the weekend to continue working and/or mentally preparing himself to once again try to turn himself in for sentencing this upcoming Monday March 8th back in New York. And what did he do as soon as he touched down to Miami? He got in his Bugatti of course, and headed to the recording studio. [The305]

--Sean Kingston and Justin Bieber released a song called "Eenie Meenie" yesterday that had teenie-boppers and Bieber fanatics in a frenzy. The song is a collaboration that will appear on both Sean Kingston's and Justin Bieber's albums respectively. [Rap-Up]

--While it did start playing on Power 96 recently, DJ Laz prepares to 'officially' release his new Pitbull-assisted single "Alcoholic" soon and will be filming the video for it during the Calle Ocho festivities, which again, Pitbull is crowned the King Of The Carnival for. [Power 96]

This Weekend's hip-hop events and parties: 

  • Friday: AZ & Cormega stop by tonight for a performance at White Room in Downtown
  • Friday: Grandmaster Flash spinning at Mansion for the night
  • Saturday: DJ Khaled album release party at King of Diamonds Cabaret
  • Sunday: You can expect that LIV will be the place to be at to see some of your favorite celebs. Last week's guests included Lil Wayne, Amber Rose, Birdman, Bryant McKinnie and others.
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David "Dro" Rosario