HipHopDX is an online magazine of hip hop music criticism and news. The website's current president and publisher is Sharath Cherian and the editor-in-chief is Trent Clark. HipHopDX is the flagship publication of Cheri Media Group.
The current logo for HipHopDX
(since June 2014)
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|Owner||Cheri Media Group|
|Created by||Sharath Cherian|
HipHopDX was nominated for "Best Hip Hop Online Site" at the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards. 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.
Emcee of the Year
- 2006: Lupe Fiasco
- 2007: André 3000 of OutKast
- 2008: Nas
- 2009: Raekwon
- 2010: Eminem
- 2011: Tech N9ne
- 2012: Kendrick Lamar
- 2013: Kendrick Lamar
- 2014: Big K.R.I.T.
- 2015: Kendrick Lamar
- 2016: Chance the Rapper
Album of the Year
- 2006: Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor by Lupe Fiasco
- 2007: Graduation by Kanye West
- 2008: I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind II by Killer Mike
- 2009: Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II by Raekwon
- 2010: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West
- 2011: Section.80 by Kendrick Lamar
- 2012: Good Kid, M.A.A.D City by Kendrick Lamar
- 2013: Run the Jewels by Run the Jewels
- 2014: PRhyme (DJ Premier And Royce Da 5’9) by PRhyme
- 2015: To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
- 2016: Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
Producer of the Year
- 2006: will.i.am
- 2007: Polow da Don
- 2008: Black Milk
- 2009: No ID
- 2010: Kanye West
- 2011: Big K.R.I.T.
- 2012: The Alchemist
- 2013: Mike Will Made It
- 2014: DJ Mustard
- 2015: Metro Boomin
- 2016: Kaytranada
Verse of the Year
- 2006: R.A. the Rugged Man on Jedi Mind Tricks' Uncommon Valor: A Vietnam Story
- 2007: André 3000 on OutKast's Da Art of Storytellin' pt. 4
- 2008: Joe Budden on Who?
- 2009: Ghostface Killah on Gihad
- 2010: Nicki Minaj on Monster
- 2011: Kendrick Lamar on HiiiPower
- 2012: Killer Mike on Reagan
- 2013: Kendrick Lamar on Control
- 2014: Big K.R.I.T. on Mt. Olympus
- 2015: Drake on Back to Back
- 2016: Chance the Rapper on Ultralight Beam
Mixtape of the Year
- 2008: The Bar Exam 2 by Royce da 5'9"
- 2009: So Far Gone by Drake
- 2010: K.R.I.T. Wuz Here by Big K.R.I.T.
- 2013: Acid Rap by Chance the Rapper
- 2014: Tha Tour Pt. 1 by Rich Gang
- 2015: It's Better This Way by Big K.R.I.T.
- 2016: Tabernacle: Trust the Shooter by Royce da 5’9
Rising Star of the Year
- 2007: Blu
- 2008: Wale
- 2009: Fashawn
- 2010: Yelawolf
- 2011: Action Bronson
- 2012: Joey Badass
- 2013: Chance the Rapper
- 2014: Vince Staples
- 2015: Fetty Wap
Non Hip Hop Album of the Year
- 2006: St. Elsewhere by Gnarls Barkley
- 2007: Back to Black by Amy Winehouse
- 2008: Seeing Sounds by N.E.R.D
- 2009: Love the Future by Chester French
- 2010: The Lady Killer by Cee Lo Green
- 2011: Nostalgia, Ultra by Frank Ocean
- 2012: Channel Orange by Frank Ocean
- 2013: The 20/20 Experience by Justin Timberlake
- 2014: Souled Out by Jhene Aiko
- 2015: Beauty Behind the Madness by The Weeknd
Slept On Album of the Year/Underrated Album of the Year
- 2007: Below the Heavens by Blu & Exile
- 2008: Johnson&Jonson by Johnson&Jonson
- 2009: Born and Raised by Cormega
- 2010: Nineteen Ninety Now by Celph Titled & Buckwild
- 2011: Dr. Lecter by Action Bronson
- 2012: Trophies by O.C. and Apollo Brown
- 2013: Czarface by Czarface
- 2014: Faces by Mac Miller
- 2015: The Good Fight by Oddisee
- 2016: Handshakes with Snakes by Apathy
Comeback of the Year
- 2007: UGK
- 2008: Q-Tip
- 2009: Wu-Tang Clan
- 2010: Lloyd Banks
- 2011: Common
- 2012: Juicy J
- 2013: Mac Miller
- 2014: G-Unit
- 2015: Dr. Dre
- 2016: A Tribe Called Quest
Tour of the Year
- "Publications | Cheri Media". CheriMedia.com. Cheri Media. Retrieved 24 Jun 2014.
- "Posthumous Aaliyah album to come from Drake?". latimes.
- Chris Walker. "Why Is This White Girl Allowed to Use the N-Word?". L.A. Weekly.
- Insanul Ahmed (10 July 2013). "HipHopDX". Complex.
- "Trent Clark Joins HipHopDX As Managing Editor, The #1 Online Source For Hip Hop News". ROSLYNN ALBA COBARRUBIAS. 2016-01-12. Retrieved 2017-03-11.
- "Best Hip Hop Online Site". BET.com. 12 September 2012.
- Complex Magazine (3 September 2013). "WorldStarHipHop Tops The Source's 2013 Digital Power 30 List". Complex.
- The following sources are to reference each of each year's awards: