(AllHipHop News) Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc., died today, October 5. The innovative chairman and former CEO died after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, having undergone surgery for the disease just a few years ago. He was just 56 years old.
Credited with having created the iPhone, iPad, iTunes, personal computers, smartphones, tablets, and digital animation products, Jobs is widely regarded as the face of Apple computers.
In 1976, he started Apple in his home with Steve Wozniak, and the company evolved into one of the most profitable in the world over the last decade. With the introduction of the iMac OS X and creation of Pixar Films, along with revolutionizing the way consumers purchase music online, Jobs will be remembered as one of the greatest technological innovators of our time.
Hip-Hop artists have already taken to Twitter to recognize the loss of such an influential mind:
“Damn that’s crazy.. R.I.P Steve Jobs,” Pill of Maybach Music Tweeted.
“RIP STEVE JOBS ..ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL MEN TO LIVE THIS EARTH,” Play-N-Skillz Tweeted.
Young Money’s Nicki Minaj even had kind words for the Apple innovator and tech icon:
“An innovator. Contributed so much to this generation & beyond. RIP Steve Jobs,” the Young Money artist Tweeted.