Hip-Hop Remembers WorldStarHipHop Founder Lee 'Q' O'Denat

Hip-Hop Remembers WorldStarHipHop Founder Lee 'Q' O'Denat

T.I., 2 Chainz, DJ Khaled and more.

Published January 25th

Yesterday, tragic news broke that the founder of hip-hop hub WorldStarHipHop ​had ​passed away.

As reported, Lee "Q" O'Denat suffered a heart attack while in San Diego on Monday night (Jan. 23). He was 43.

The widely successful media site, which was founded by O'Denat in 2005 and quickly became known for its ​viral ​video content, issued a statement yesterday (Jan. 24) confirming the news of Q's passing, as well as stating that the site will continue.

"Q was a brilliant businessman who championed urban culture, ultimately creating the largest hip-hop website in the world,” the statement read. "But more than that, he was a devoted father and one of the nicest, most generous persons to ever grace this planet."

As word traveled, many artists and music industry colleagues took to social media to react to the untimely passing of the beloved entrepreneur, with many, such as DJ Khaled, crediting WSHH and Q for "day one support" as they were beginning their careers.

Take a look at some of our favorite hip-hop artists paying tribute to Lee "Q" O'Denat in the posts below.

This picture was taken 1 week ago God bless you and your family @qworldstar REST IN PEACE

A photo posted by 2 Chainz Aka Tity Boi (@hairweavekiller) on

What u Build Will Live ForEver... Rest Well @qworldstar 🙌🙏💯✔️

A photo posted by thejuelzsantana (@thejuelzsantana) on

Written by KC Orcutt

(Photo from left: Brad Barket/Getty Images for TIDAL, John Lamparski/WireImage, Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)


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