Text DFW to 24042 to join 97.9 The Beat’s mobile club for exclusive news (Terms & Conditions). Follow The Beat On Twitter:  How old were you when you rapped your first freestyle. Check out the 2018 freestyle female princess. Houston Texas to XXL magazine. After going viral last year to Bloc Boy Jb “Shoot” her followers and fans have […]

Follow The Beat On Twitter: DFW artist Bobby Sessions could be 2018 XXL’s Freshman. We just have to wait and see. This year has been looking good for Bobby. He recently signed to Def Jam. Check out Bobby’s latest music video “Grateful” above. Arlington, TX rapper Tay-K also made the list, but he’s currently still […]

Headkrack reveals this year's list, and Da Brat and Rickey Smiley don't really get who's who.

Follow The Beat On Twitter: XXL magazine has released the list of rap newcomers slated to be next to blow and will be highlighted throughout the month on the 10th edition of their 2017 Freshman class. The list includes A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Playboi Carti, Kap G, Madeintyo, XXXTentacion, Ugly God, Amine, Kamaiyah, PnB […]

Gucci Mane Says He Signed Young Thug Before Hearing His Music. Gucci handed the rapper $25,000 upon meeting him. Watch the full XXL interview below.

@xxl's new cover with @kendricklamar A photo posted by XXL (@xxl) on Dec 14, 2015 at 10:15am PST XXL likes Kendrick Lamar. He covered the magazine alongside Dr.…

Kidd Kidd has been released from jail at Rikers Island after he was arrested during the XXL Freshmen show in NYC just last week. After…

  Rage Against The Machine Repping A Town, OG Maco puts his skills to good use as he takes center stage for today’s XXLFreshman showcase. His debut Children Of The Rage coming soon. “There was [a turning point for me]. I was listening to everybody and I didn’t hear nobody who was better than me. Nobody’s music made […]

Rhyme & Reason. K Camp’s hard work paid off with an induction in XXL‘s freshman class. And today, he shows and proves with a quick freebie. “When people sleep on me, I just look at it like, ‘Aight, I just keep doing me.’ I’m only getting better. They’re going to wake up eventually, when they hear this album. […]

On Her Own. Repping for the ladies, Detroit’s rising star Dej Loaf takes the spotlight for today’s XXL‘s Freshman Class freestyle series.Being on [the cover] can either make or break you from that point. You make it to that point, you can either go up or you just go down, you know what I’m saying? So it’s […]

His Way With two hits currently on the charts, it’s no surprise that New Jersey sensation Fetty Wap secured a spot in XXL‘s ‘Freshman Class‘. Today, the “Trap Queen”-maker has it his way by kicking off this year’s freestyle and profile series. My legacy is going to live with my kids. My music is going to live forever. I’m not […]