It's time for XXL's new Freshman class to show and prove in front of a live audience. In celebration of the release of the 10 Freshman for '10 issue, XXL has partnered with MTV2’s Sucker Free and New York City’s Highline Ballroom to present a special, one-night-only concert, titled, Freshman '10 Live, showcasing this year's new breed of hustlers.

The show, scheduled to take place on March 31 at 9:30 p.m., will feature performances by PillNipsey Hussle, Jay Rock, Donnis, Big Sean, and Freddie Gibbs, along with special surprise guests and DJs. It will be hosted by Power 105.1 FM's DJ Envy and sponsored by MTV2 and Corona.

Fans can purchase tickets, starting today (March 10) at either ticketweb.com or the Highline Ballroom box office.

On Monday XXLMag.com released the 10 Freshman for '10 Mixtape, hosted by DJ Whoo Kid. The tape, which features 17 brand new tracks by this year’s Freshmen 10, is available now for free download. [Click Here]

XXL’s 10 Freshman for ’10 issue hits stands on Tuesday, March 16. In addition to the Freshmen 10 roundtable, the issue also includes stories on the Freshmen producers, hip-hop soul artists and hip-hop duos/groups, as well as an in-depth look on what it’s like to be a new rapper today, a special recap of last year’s Freshmen class and an Eye Candy that’ll make you say ahh. —XXL Staff