Lee “Q” O’Denat, the founder and CEO of WorldStarHipHop, passed away in his sleep this morning. He was 43.
Back in 2005 “Q” founded the website, he started posting mixtapes, which gradually progressed into a mash-up of hip-hop videos, fight clips, and other outrageous camera footage.
Q is survived by his three children, who reside in San Diego.
With profound sadness, WorldStarHipHop and its employees, state that Lee ODenat, known as “Q”, the founder, leader and genius behind the website and brand has passed in San Diego. Q was a brilliant businessman who championed urban culture, ultimately creating the largest hiphop website in the world. But more than that, he was a devoted father and one of the nicest, most generous persons to ever grace this planet. We will miss his hearty laugh and warm spirit. WorldStarHipHop will continue in its various endeavors. We ask that you remember Q in your prayers and raise a toast to the sky in his name.
Take a look at some of the top videos that hit Worldstar.