Apple co-founder, mastermind behind the iPod, iPad and iPhone, a former CEO of the tech giant, Steve Jobs passed away yesterday at the age of 56.
Not only did the man head one of the world’s most influential companies in Apple, but Jobs changed the way most of us interact with our electronics.
Rappers and innovators of the hip hop industry paid their respects to the man who inspired the world to think different.
Diddy tweeted, “RIP to one of my heroes Steve Jobs. Changed the game. Thanks for dreaming so big.”
Snoop Dogg also paid his respects to Apple’s former CEO.
“RIP Steve Jobs. Rest in peace homie,” he tweeted.
Chuck D of the legendary hip hop group Public Enemy reminded his followers to cherish their health on Twitter.
“If you have your health consider it the top of the gift pile,” he said. “Steve Jobs did a lot in 56 years and wish he had what many of you had.”
Rapper Lil Wayne along with his protégé Nicki Minaj also took to social networks to pay their respects to the fallen visionary.
Lil Wayne commented on his Facebook by simply posting, “RIP Steve Jobs” and Nicki Minaj tweeted, “An innovator. Contributed so much to this generation and beyond. Thank you Steve Jobs.”
Megachurch pastor Rick Warren and the country’s biggest hip hop mixtape dj, DJ Drama both agreed on their Twitters that Steve Jobs was “a modern day Thomas Edison.”