News: DJ Khaled Calls On Rick Ross, Trick Daddy & Pitbull For New Album

Monday, Sep 21, 2009 5:55PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Miami label heads DJ Khaled and E-Class have teamed up for a new compilation album called Live From the 305 which features Rick Ross, Pitbull, Trick Daddy, Trina and more.

Set to drop next month, the project will shine light on the Miami scene with a strong line-up of 305 artists.

E1 Music is proud to announce the release of Live From the 305, the brand new compilation from the streets of Miami presented by DJ Khaled and Poe Boy Music Group founder E-Class. "Live From the 305" will be available in stores and online on Tuesday, October 13, 2009. The compilation album features a blend of Miami hop heavy weights Trick Daddy, Pitbull, Flo Rida, Ace Hood, and raw lyrics from upcoming artists Brisco, Ball Greezy, Mista Mac, Billy Blue and many more. (Earth Times)

E-Class has confirmed the project and addressed its importance for his hometown.

"For the first time, a compilation represents the whole Miami movement," Class said in a statement. "Live From the 305 includes up and coming underground artists as well as mainstream artists." (PR Inside)

Aside from releasing music via E-1 Music, Khaled previously made headlines after he landed an executive position at Def Jam Records.

"I don't deal with negative energy, it's a waste of my time and my time is valuable," he said in an interview. "I keep negative away and stay positive...At Def Jam, we promote music...We promote hit records. That's what I respect. I'm always going to represent the music; Rick Ross is gonna represent the music. If controversy comes with it, it comes with it." (MTV)

Fat Joe recently co-signed Khaled's move to the record label powerhouse.

"No one has ever seen an executive like DJ Khaled," Joe said in an interview. "Everybody in the music business who's an executive has been polished for the job. Khaled comes with the energy that hasn't been seen in this game, ever, from the day that f*cking Lyor Cohen and Russell Simmons opened Def Jam! He's going to put out nothing but hits. And I expect him to be one of the biggest executives in a couple of years, the hip-hop game has ever seen. I guarantee he's going to be an executive of a lifetime. Remember I told you." (Complex)

Live From the 305 is set to drop Tuesday, October 13, 2009 via E-1 Music.

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