Pitbill To Speak At Conference, Works With NBA

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

this summer.

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.

M.I.A.M.I. went

gold in the United States and became one of the biggest bilingual Hip-Hop debuts

since Cypress Hill's 1991 self-titled breakout album.