According to TMZ, WorldStarHipHop founder Lee “Q” O’Denat has died at the age of 43. Details are scarce right now, but the report states that he passed away in his sleep on Monday night. The one the world knew by the letter Q founded WorldStarHipHop in 2005 and drastically changed the rap industry in the last decade, up by reinventing its distribution.

The site started off as a site for mixtapes, but quickly grew into a home for just about anything, including fight videos, mashups, music videos, and so much more. The most noticable way he promoted his name matches the evolution of Youtube along the past ten years as, Q was only adding a ” worldstarhiphop ” watermark on the latest hip hop video to be released on the video sharing platform.

The site transformed popular culture and became a go-to place for the hip-hop youth to gravitate to and not only discover new music, but stay up to date on news and whatever else.

It was more or less the pioneer for the culture at a time when not much was budding in this territory online. The WorldStar culture branched out to the point where if anything crazy happened in public, someone would undoubtedly yell out, “Worldstar,” as it happened. That impact is undeniable. We’ll continue to update this story as more details become available.

The website has always been a trendsetter and has been the starting point of many careers in the past decade. Many, like Riff Raff, early katt Stacks and many more due their notoriety to the promotionnal ventures they achieved with this great man that has been entertaining us on a daily Basis for the last ten years.