Empowering our youth through the therapeutic powers of Hip Hop since 2004.

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Years Active (since 2004)

What Are We About?

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We cultivate dynamic, culturally responsive services, through community engagement and the therapeutic power of Hip Hop, that inspire youth to recognize their own capacity for healing and self-expression.

Who Are we

A community based organization that grew in response to a critical need for therapeutic programs designed specifically to serve boys and young men of color who as a group demonstrate some of the greatest health and social disparities.

Notable Awards

  • 2016 Community Leadership Award, Alameda County Psychological Association
  • 2015 CNN Hero, CNN
  • 2013 Hispanic Interest Award, Nashville Film Festival
  • 2012 Top 20 Innovator of 2012, NBCLatino
  • 2011 Media Leader Award, Alameda County Mental Health Board
  • "To some people, hip-hop lyrics are about misogyny, materialism, drugs and violence. But to them, they’re about something more. They’re a way to help teens overcome hardship."

    Notable Partners

    Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
    Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
    Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
    Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
    Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
    Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Contact Us

    ​For more inquires into Beats Rhymes and Life, Inc. please contact us. We appreciate your patience in our response to you. Thanks for your interest in our work!

    Mailing Address:
    Beats Rhymes and Life, Inc.
    450 Santa Clara Avenue
    Oakland, CA 94610

    Donate

    Thank you to everyone who made our Deeply Rooted campaign a huge success. Because of the love and dedication from our Community we were able to meet our $5,000 goal.  We rely on support from our Community of Care to continue to provide strength based, culturally congruent and youth centered approaches to healing and self-expression.