World Hip Hop Market LLC is a media and and event production company specializing in international (non-American) hip hop.
World Hip Hop Market is an organizing entitity and sponsor for the annual Trinity International Hip Hop Festival and various smaller shows along the east coast in partnership with Nomadic Wax media company.
World Hip Hop Market’s web site is a source for how hip hop culture is manifested worldwide. Already with news and information from more than 90 countries, the WHHM staff is always on the lookout for news and new music pertaining to hip hop outside of the USA.
We accept submissions from all non-U.S.A. based hip hop artists and from any Diaspora artists living in the United States. Please submit your information about your group, event or organization with all relevant links via the Contact Us page.
Founder Greg Schick stumbled into international hip hop in 2003 when he was selling old school hip hop records on eBay. The large quantities of customers from outside the USA were all too happy to tell him about their own country’s hip hop scene and he started trading and buying a few records from them.
Locating some international hip hop distributors, World Hip Hop Market was launched in 2004 from a Chicago apartment. The site was slowly built over the next two years with great help from access to international hip hop from eMusic.com and MySpace in 2005-2006.
From 2007-2009, we operated World Hip Hop Radio through Live365 and at the same time expanded the media coverage on the site.
In 2008, we started doing PR for events events like the Trinity International Hip Hop Festival, the Global Underground Film & Hip Hop Mini-Fest and CMJ’s Global Hip Hop Throwdown.
In 2011, we moved into producing our own events and showcases and fully partnering with Nomadic Wax (www.nomadicwax.com), a global hip hop education and media company, by producing showcases at South by Southwest, CMJ Music Marathon and Atlanta’s A3C Hip Hop Festival.
Finally, 2012 sees a re-launch with the 4th site design in World Hip Hop Market’s history. Gathering writers for dozens of countries, World Hip Hop Market presents the widest range of hip hop journalism on the planet.