The day is upon us.

In just a few hours (at 8 p.m. to be exact), the best young talent in hip-hop will be converging on Times Square for our 2011 XXL Freshman Live Concert. You've seen them together on the cover, but now here's your shot to see the newest Freshman class (and some special guests) together, live and in one spot.

In order to get ourselves and the fans ready for tonight's show, we look back at standout live performance from each of this year's Freshmen. Consider it a warm up.

(There are still a few tickets left for tonight's show at B.B. Kings...cop them here while you can.)