Last updated
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Type of site
Music website
Available inEnglish
OwnerAHH Holdings LLC
Created byGreg Watkins
Chuck Creekmur
Revenue US$4 million (as of 2007)[ citation needed ]
Current statusActive

AllHipHop is a hip hop news website founded in 1998.



The website was founded in 1998 by Greg Watkins and Chuck Creekmur. [1] In 1997, Watkins registered the domain to promote the artists on Oblique Recordings, a small record label he operated. The website provided music downloads to promote the label's artists. After reaching 30,000 downloads a month, Watkins struck deals with eMusic and other retailers to sell downloads.

Creekmur, a freelance journalist, had launched a website,, in New York City. After merging the companies, they adapted Trantrum's exclamation point logo for AllHipHop. [2] By 2004, the business generated enough revenue for Watkins and Creekmur to work on the website full-time. In 2007, the revenue exceeded US$4 million. [3]

On, August 12, 2017, AllHipHop announced it had partnered with Maven, a company based out of Seattle, to manage their entire digital media platform. [4]


In 2006, AllHipHop won the Rising Stars Award from Black Enterprise magazine.

In 2007, PC Magazine listed it as one of the "Top 100 Undiscovered Web Sites". [5]

Essence magazine dubbed Allhiphop "the CNN of hip-hop" in 2008. [6]

As of May 2008, it attracted over 37 million page views a month. [7]

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