The Founder of infamous video site Worldstar Hiphop Q Lee O’Denat was found dead his sleep at the age of 43, according to multiple reports.
The website founded in 2005, was lured with fight videos, interviews with rappers, mixtapes, stripper videos, and interviews with rappers, but was most know for people using its famous tag line after recorded fights, “World Star”.
Q had been planning the launch of “World Star TV,” which is a 10-episode weekly comedy/sketch series set to debut on February 3 on MTV2.
We will keep the Earhustle 411 family updated as this story progresses. On behalf of Earhustle 411, our condolences and prayers go out to the family, friends, and staff of Q and WorldstarHiphop.com.
About Worldstar Hiphop
WorldStarHipHop is a content aggregating video blog. Founded in 2005, the site averages 1.1 million unique visitors a day. Alexa ranks the site 247th in site traffic in the United States and 983rd for worldwide traffic. The site, operated by Worldstar, LLC, was founded at age 33 by Lee “Q” O‘Denat, a Hollis, Queens-based hip-hop fan and Grover Cleveland High School dropout. Described by Vibe as a “remnant of the Geocitiesgeneration,” the site regularly features public fighting caught on video, music videos and assorted content targeted to young black audiences. O’Denat refers to the site as the “CNN of the ghetto.” In 2012, Alexa Internet stated “Compared with all Internet users, its users are disproportionately people and they tend to be childless, moderately educated men 18–21 who browse from school and work.”