SOURCE: WorldStar Hip Hop

WorldStar Hip Hop

October 26, 2016 09:30 ET

WorldStar Launches The Ultimate Emoji to Hip Hop Fans

Global Music Site Reaches Over 26 Million Users with Mobile Content

LOS ANGELES, CA --(Marketwired - October 26, 2016) - WorldStar announces the launch of its "WSHH Stickers," the most extensive emoji keyboard designed to enhance and animate conversations around the world surrounding Hip Hop Music and its lifestyle.

WorldStar partnered with Roaming Minds, a Santa Monica based company that developed the keyboard. The keyboard offers over 600 playful and on-trend custom stickers created exclusively for the raging and growing community of Hip Hop enthusiasts. These exclusive stickers range from street cred to Hip Hop sass, which can only be accessed exclusively on the WorldStar sticker keyboard.

These stickers are exactly what you would expect from WorldStar -- full of racy images and include some of the webs most classic WorldStar moments.

Once downloaded, the keyboard is organized into categories including Faces, objects, location by popular area codes and of course, Street Hustle, which features illustrations of emotions, catch phrases and Hip Hop hustle. WorldStar also features stickers which encourage users to embrace their personal style and express their unique stories, along with icons and gestures to express enthusiasm for all things Hip Hop.

"We know there are a lot of online conversations surrounding Hip Hop, music and the lifestyle that surrounds this industry. Mobile is a huge communication tool among users so we saw an opportunity to provide expressions and tools for our community that reflect the daily conversations of what's going on in the world," said Lee "Q" O'Denat, Founder and CEO of WorldStar. "Our goal is to provide a line of WorldStar stickers that Hip Hop enthusiasts crave and speaks to their unique lifestyle and personality."

The keyboard is available for free on both iOS at https://appsto.re/us/Ndbufb.i and Android, Google Play at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kliq.wshhmoji and consumers can expect seasonal upgrades with new stickers to reflect trends, icons and more industry hustle.

To celebrate the announcement, WorldStar is also unveiling an emoji design contest, inviting followers and fans to create and submit their own "WSHH Sticker" by sending their best WorldStar inspired designs in PNG format of 300x300 pixels to emojicontest@Worldstarhiphop.com. WorldStar fans can submit as many emojis as they'd like. Winning designs will be added to the WorldStar Hip Hop Sticker Keyboard.

"WorldStar felt that there was something missing in the way users engage in online and mobile communications and to fill the gap, we created a new visual tool to best illustrate the emotions and feelings of its rabid followers," stated Greig Carlson, President, Roaming Minds.

WorldStar was inspired to create its own line of stickers by the growth of its online userships and fans as well as conversations on mobile and through social media. Currently Worldstar has over 26M unique users / month with over 555M page views monthly making them the largest Hip Hop Music Site globally.

The company is dedicated to continuing to drive more content on mobile in order to provide its followers and fans everywhere, more opportunities to engage and interact with each other.

About WorldStar Hip Hop:

WorldStar Hip Hop is a leading video platform worldwide specializing in curated, entertainment programming. Founded by digital media entrepreneur Lee "Q" O'Denat, the popular online destination and aggregator offers uniquely curated entertainment programming as well as originally created user-submitted content to over 30 million unique visitors a month while generating 500 million monthly page views. In addition WSHH has successfully launched off-site brand extensions including WorldStar Clothing, A forthcoming series in partnership with Adult Swim TV and WorldStar Films and the 2014 WorldStar Comedy Series tour among others. www.worldstarhiphop.com

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