Beloved manager and music mogul Hovain Hylton has died, his family has confirmed.
In a message on his official Instagram account, it was revealed that the hip-hop executive (real name Jonathan “Hovain” Hilton) passed away at his home on Friday (November 25).
“It is with great sadness that we announce to all family, friends and colleagues that Jonathan ‘Hovan’ Hilton passed away at home on Friday, November 25th,” the message began. “He was a loving and devoted father, husband, son, brother, and proud representative of Brooklyn.
A week ago, the president of Cinematic Music Group was named a leading music executive by Billboard. He acknowledged the achievement online and expressed his gratitude to the artists and teams who have helped him gain recognition throughout his career. “I think the biggest lesson is that you don’t have to be a jerk or do corny things to get approval. Be a good person, do your job, and God will let the rest happen in due course,” he said in a statement. wrote in the previous article.
Last fall, he reached another career milestone. The hip-hop artist was invited to teach a music business class at Kingsborough Community College. The eight-week course covers publishing deals, how artists can benefit from deals, and more. Artists the Brooklyn native has worked with include Cam’ron, Styles P, Lloyd Banks, and T-Pain.
The following are condolences and reactions to Hovain’s sudden passing.
“We want to thank all of his wonderful friends for all the love and support you have shown during this difficult time. We ask that you continue to pray for his family at this time and respect their privacy.”