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Sign Up For Our Newsletter! GRAMMY award-nominated artist Kehlani stopped by the 97-9 Beat studios for a minute to chop it up with us about her new album dropping this Friday (Jan 27), women empowerment, her place in the recent national Women’s movement and more. With two critically-acclaimed mixtapes under her belt, Cloud 19 and You […]

“Uber Everywhere” rapper MadeInTYO talked to our very own MC Marcus Chapman about his hit record, the confusion around his name, and a lot more on 97.9 The Beat!

The High Road Tour blew through the DFW, but not before DJ Drama stopped by 97.9 The Beat to dish deets with Veda Loca. The two talked about Drama’s latest release, Quality Street Music 2 featuring hot new single “Wishin'” with Chris Brown and his new up and coming acts Skeme and Lyquin. Veda also […]

Ever have the feeling that somebody somewhere is in trouble but don’t know what it means or if it’s even real? Actor Sharif Atkins (Guardians of the Galaxy, White Collar, Preacher’s Kid, ER)  called in to the show to talk about a new show premiering this Saturday night on TV One featuring one of our […]

Keke Palmer recently visited 97-9 The Beat and talked with Jesse Salazar about the latest in the life of the very busy Keke. Not only does she have a bubbling song with Jeremih “Enemiez” and Rich Homie Quan on the remix, but she also has a mixtape and full album in the works, is currently a cast […]


Oops! K. Michelle was the special in-studio guest during Veda Loca’s mid-day show today, and she spilled the beans on a secret release slated for tonight. The ‘Mindful‘ singer admitted being a little nervous about tomorrow’s release of her third studio album, More Issues Than Vogue, because of a tip from her manager. Watch K […]

The beautiful Erykah Badu stopped by the studios at 97.9 The Beat to talk new music, love and controversy. She’s got a new mixtape out called “Cain’t Use My Phone,” a phone-themed project that was inspired by her cover of Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling.’ We talk hosting Soul Train Awards and the controversy that came from that, her […]

David Burd also known as Lil Dicky, LD, and some other aliases I can’t put in this article stopped by the Beat studios during his Texas radio run and gave us a look inside the creative mind of a comedy rapper. We talk music, television, love (or lack thereof)  and what it was like to […]

The Bawse Rick Ross was in town and of course he had to stop by and see his family at 979 The Beat. He has a new album “Black Market” dropping at the beginning of December that he wanted to tell his DFW fans about. He also wanted to catch us up on his other […]

Tory Lanez AKA Argentina Fargo, the artist behind the hit “Say It,” stopped by the studio to let us in on who he is, where he’s been and where he’s going. It might seem as though he just got on the scene, but the reality is this emcee has been in the game for a minute. Born in […]

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