Miami-based rapper Pitbull
is scheduled to speak at Billboard's Latin Worlds Apart: East Meets West Urban
Panel, which takes place on April 27 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Intercontinental
Hotel in Miami.
The Cuban-American rapper will be a featured panelist at the Billboard conference,
alongside Daddy Yankee and others. Panelists will discuss how the urban music
genres of reggaeton and regional music can impact and thrive within Hip-Hop.
Following up his previous
NBA.com article about Latinos in the NBA, Pitbull has also landed a job as columnist
for the NBA's new bilingual website. The column will be a season-in-review analysis
of the Miami Heat team.
Always politically outspoken
about Latino culture, Pitbull has discussed Cuban-American relations on National
Public Radio in addition to reflecting on Cuban dictator Fidel Castro in The
The bilingual MC was recently
chosen as the spokesman for Reebok's new 305 sneaker line, which debuts later
Pitbull released his debut
album M.I.A.M.I.: Money Is A Major Issue through the independent label
TVT Records last August, featuring production by The Diaz Brothers and Lil Jon.
gold in the United States and became one of the biggest bilingual Hip-Hop debuts
since Cypress Hill's 1991 self-titled breakout album.