It may be the event's 12th year, but The 97.9 The Beat Monster Energy Dub Custom Car Show and Concert will feature a first when it rolls into the convention center on Sunday, Sept. 12.
A tribute song for victims of Hurricane Harvey will have its debut in a place being used as a shelter for residents displaced by the storm. Texas rappers, including Dallas acts Dorrough Music and DSR, banded together to record after helping with a Radio One Dallas supply drive called @DFWforHTown.
More Texas rappers, including Paul Wall, Z-Ro, Slim Thug, Mike Jones, Go Yayo, Trapboy Freddy, Flexinfab and Yellow Beezy, helped unload the supplies that traveled by 18-wheelers from Dallas to Houston. Then they went into the studio to create "DFWHouston 2gether."
Organizers say that proceeds from the track will go to relief efforts. (Z-Ro recorded benefit song "Houston 2Gether" in the days immediately after the devastation.)
Radio One Dallas runs Majic 94.5 and 97.9 The Beat, which will debut "Texas 2gether" on the station Friday, Sept. 15, at 5 p.m.
The station's annual car show concert is stacked this year. Migos, Yo Gotti and Cardi B (Love and Hip-Hop). Dorrough Music, Jones, Z-Ro and Slim Thug are also scheduled to perform.
The show will be at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, 650 S. Griffin St., Dallas. Advance tickets are available online (TheBeatDFW.com) for $25-$100. Tickets on the day of the car show and concert will cost $30-$125. Admission is free for ages 10 and younger with a paid adult admission.