Local Love

Use this category to label local DFW artist. (i.e., Beat King, Lil Ronnie,Erykah Banks,Erykah Badu)

Ft. Worth artist Johnnie DamnD recently released the official video to his latest single “Murda Bend,” produced by Digi Norm of Digital University, Tuesday. This creative and fun music video directed by Films by prophecy(Assistant Directed by Ceven Imperial), is filled with nostalgic scenes from the movie Friday and keeps the Dallas boogie movement alive with […]

Did you know that there was a Southern Underground Railroad to freedom that ended in Mexico? Yep, and it’s one of the first places to celebrate Juneteenth too! Black Seminoles, Seminole Indians, Kickapoo Tribe, and “Negros Mascogos” were the primary navigators of this underground trail. “Negros Mascogos” was the name given by Mexico to the […]

Follow 97.9 The Beat On Twitter: @979thebeat Name: Gigsaw, Ashlynn Kusher, and Alwayz Grindin Hometown: Dallas, TX Social Media: Follow the artists on Instagram @gigsawlp  @ashlynn_kusher  @1alwayzgrindin Booking Email: knight513@hotmail.com Title of Song: Short Man Prod. By Alwayz Grindin (Explicit Content) Stream Music On: Spotify Apple Music Sign Up For Our 97.9 The Beat Newsletter! […]

Meet rising R&B artist Jada Arnell who is making big waves in the R&B world with her latest video release “Rain Dance”. Coming off of the release of her first full album titled “Down For Me”, Jada takes listeners on a musical journey with features from Dallas Native Jayson Lyric and LA based singer Davion […]

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Celebrations are in order for Dallas, Tx  Rapper Bobby Sessions after receiving a prestigious Grammy Award representing the Tripple D. The “Young Legend” from Dallas, Tx is a multifaceted artist who began his career in 2010. Sessions experienced humbled beginnings performing weekly poetry at an open mic night at University of North Texas. It was […]

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Local Love

This is not a DRILL!! Up and coming artist and female emcee Sam Lao has released her latest music video entitled “Grenade”. The video was directed by Jeremy Biggers. They both have a reputation of being elite creatives in the Dallas music scene and you can see why. The video boasts 90s era themes almost […]


Terrence Spectacle “Lone Dirt Road” Artwork (Courtesy/Terrence Spectacle) This isn’t Terrence Spectacle’s first go-around in the local Dallas music scene. The 22-year-old originally from Detroit and an avid New York Yankees fan has finally seen the light after over a year in behind the scenes hardship, He’s taken the high but lone dirt road in […]