News: "If It Wasn't For Him, Me & A Lot Of Artists Wouldn't Have The Digital Proficiency We Do Today"
Friday, Oct 7, 2011 4:30PM
Days after the unexpected passing of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, West Coast hip-hop newcomer Kreayshawn has shared some thoughts on his legacy and ultimate impact on her career.
Kreay ultimately credits Jobs for helping inspiring her digital online movement.
"RIP Steve Jobs," said Kreayshawn. "If it wasn't for him me and alot of artists wouldn't have the digital proficiency that we do today. Buying my first MacBook was a huge change in my life for me and it also helped me make sense of all the arts that I can accomplish on one piece of technology created a man named Steve Jobs." (Hip Hop DX)
Not alone in sharing condolences, Young Money's Nicki Minaj sent her well wishes to the late Jobs this week.
"An innovator. Contributed so much to this generation & beyond. RIP Steve Jobs.," she tweeted October 5th. (Nicki Minaj's Twitter)
Producer Swizz Beatz also reflected on Jobs' legacy.
"RIPS STEVE JOBS THE GREAT! HE CHANGED OUR WORLD IN MANY WAYS NOW HE IS GOING 2 ANOTHER WORLD OF GREATNESS I GUESS HE GRADUATED WITH HONORS" (Swizz Beatz's Twitter)
His passing made global headlines late Wednesday (October 5) evening.
Apple Inc co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs, counted among the greatest American CEOs of his generation, died on Wednesday at the age of 56, after a years-long and highly public battle with cancer and other health issues. Jobs' death was announced by Apple in a statement late on Wednesday. The Apple.com homepage featured a black-and-white picture of him with the words "Steve Jobs, 1955-2011." A survivor of a rare form of pancreatic cancer, he was deemed the heart and soul of a company that rivals Exxon Mobil as the most valuable in America. (Reuters)
Shortly after the news broke, Apple released a statement on the man responsible for its iPod, iPhone and iPad products.
"We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today," Apple said. "Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve." (Los Angeles Times)