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Beats, Rhymes & Lists is a digital publication focused on documenting and celebrating hip hop culture, from the early-day originators to the younger generation innovators.

Over the past 50 years, hip hip has evolved from New York block parties and park jams to becoming the best-selling and most influential music genre in the world. Beats, Rhymes & Lists was created to document and celebrate our love for this rich, diverse culture.

This is for the hip-hop heads out there who love this culture. This website is here to celebrate everyone who have contributed to the culture: from rappers and producers to DJs and industry executives to promoters and journalists.

We’re not confined to any specific era or region, it’s about hip hop as a whole. Beats, Rhymes & Lists is about Melle Mel, Rakim, Kool G Rap and KRS-One as much as it is about Young Thug, Durk, Lil Baby and Pop Smoke. It’s about Chris Lighty, Faith Newman and Wendy Day. It’s Large Professor, Pete Rock, Metro Boomin and Dr. Dre.

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