Beauty and the Beat is the second studio album by American hip hop musician Edan. It was released via Lewis Recordings on March 29, 2005. It features guest appearances from Insight, Percee P, Mr. Lif, and Dagha.
According to Metacritic, Beauty and the Beat received an average score of 85 out of 100 based on 18 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim". Peter Macia of Pitchfork noted that "[the] gravity of Edan's lyrics and voice on Beauty and the Beat is perhaps its most surprising element" and "[Edan has] gone from a brainiac prankster to the Borges of rap."Nathan Rabin of The A.V. Club said, "the album's brevity is just another old-fashioned value from a rapper-producer-visionary who doesn't need a whole lot of space to make a big statement." Nick Follett of XLR8R called it "one of the best and most original records to come out this decade."
In 2013, it was ranked at number 392 on NME's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" list.