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One great idea the pandemic birthed was the VERZUZ battle between two legendary artists in the Hip-Hop/R&B world! Tonight it goes down with Ja Rule VERZUZ Fat Joe, and I’m betting ALL MY MONEY on Ja Rule! Let’s hop he pops off his set with his first hit  “Holla Holla”, maybe a little “Clap Back” to […]

Follow The Beat On Twitter:  Sign Up For Our Newsletter! Hot boy Bobby Shmurda responds to the Louisiana Legend, via cell phone. Looks like Boosie is on a mission in New York. Press play for the vibes courtesy of your East coast & down South musicians. It appears as if Bobby will be performing at […]

Text DFW to 24042 to join 97.9 The Beat’s mobile club for exclusive news (Terms & Conditions) Follow The Beat On Twitter:  2 Chainz was on the east coast recently in New York. Randomly as possible he bumped into the most talked about internet beef rapper 6ix9ine. Press play for the punch line. Pskillz (@Pskillzflo)

Plaza Construction, a Manhattan construction company started using gender-neutral “Men and Women at Work” signs at work on September 4th.  CEO Richard Wood told The Post, that signs like these “encourage women to enter the industry by creating a gender-neutral workplace environment.”  These are supposedly the first signs like this. Follow The Beat On Twitter:  Sign […]

We know Cardi B is a fan of ‘The Nanny,’ the hit TV show from the 90’s, as a recent IG post proves: If you’ve seen the show, you know it was centered around a witty, quirky nanny (Fran Drescher) who found herself in mischief at every turn. Fran Recently sat down with People TV’s […]

Sabrina Straker was horrified when her 4-year-old daughter, brought crack cocaine home from her New York daycare. Her little girl put one of them in her mouth because another child at the daycare said they were teeth.  They went to the police station where it tested positive for crack cocaine. She then rushed her to […]

Nia Franklin aka Miss New York was crowned Miss America 2019. This is also the first pageant to not include the swimsuit competition.  New York has had seven winners, having the most of any state.   Follow The Beat On Twitter:  Sign Up For Our Newsletter!  The Latest:

Follow The Beat On Twitter:  Nicki Minaj has the internet going coo coo for Co Co Puffs, aka crazy. “Barbie Dreams ” is the talk of social media due to her secret, secrets being leaked courtesy of Pink Print Princess herself. Did Meek Mill slide in to her Dms or nah ? She exposes more […]

When a New York man tried to argue with the barber over his haircut and threatened not to pay for it, he got thrown through the shop’s front window.  The victim was covered in blood and was taken to a hospital via ambulance.  Oddly no one knows the barber’s name or how to reach to […]

Follow The Beat On Twitter: DJ Akademiks drops an update on what happened to 6ix9ine when he almost got arrested at his video shoot. Sign Up For Our Newsletter! -Farlin Ave (@farlinave)

  Ja Rule took the time to speak up for New Yorkers recently in a protest against New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). According to New York Daily News, 80% of NYCHA’s public housing residents lost heat or hot water at some point this past winter. At a rally outside City Hall, Ja Rule joined […]

New York City will close its first jail on Rikers Island this summer as part of a 10-year plan to shut down the infamous and violence-plagued jail complex.