Last updated
Type of site
Available inEnglish
Headquarters Los Angeles
Owner Warner Music Group
Founder(s) Sharath Cherian
EditorJerry L. Barrow
Launched1999 [1]
Current statusActive

HipHopDX is an online magazine of hip hop music criticism and news. [2] [3] [4] The website's current president and publisher is Sharath Cherian and the Head Of Content is Jerry L. Barrow. [5] HipHopDX is the flagship publication of Cheri Media Group. [1]


In September 2020, the website was acquired by Warner Music Group. [6]

HipHopDX was nominated for "Best Hip Hop Online Site" at the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards. [7] On September 3, 2013, The Source named HipHopDX, number three on their 2013 Digital Power 30 list, which ranks websites that are the most popular in the hip hop industry. [8]

Year-end awards

Source [9]

MC/Rapper of the Year

Album of the Year

Producer of the Year

Verse of the Year

Mixtape of the Year

Rising Star of the Year

Non Hip Hop Album of the Year

Slept On Album of the Year/Underrated Album of the Year

Comeback of the Year

Tour of the Year

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