Let the Beat Hit 'Em is the title of a number-one R&B single by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam. The hit song spent one week at number-one on the US R&B chart.
Lisa Lisa (born Lisa Velez on January 15, 1967) and her band Cult Jam were one of the original American latin freestyle groups of the 1980s. Cult Jam consisted of guitarist/bassist Alex Moseley and drummer & keyboardist Mike Hughes. They were assembled and produced by Full Force.
Their fourth and final album, Straight Outta Hell's Kitchen, was less of a commercial success, though it did include a hit with "Let the Beat Hit 'Em," which reached the pop Top 40 and was a #1 hit on both the R&B and club charts. The group disbanded in 1991. Velez pursued both solo and acting careers, and Moseley and Hughes went on to do other projects.