RJD2, Kreayshawn & Tajai Remember Steve Jobs

Exclusive: Each artist shares their thoughts with HipHopDX on the late entrepreneur.

Following the passing of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, several Hip Hop artist have expressed their condolences. Speaking exclusively with HipHopDX, RJD2, Kreayshawn and Souls of Mischief's Tajai Massey spoke on Jobs' impact on society and how his history is etched in stone.

"Apple directly impacted my world of music (read:career) most with the advent of really fast laptops," said RJD2. "I use my macbook pro for so many musical things, and a variety of applications. The consumer in me appreciates the ipod, as a device, as well. Also, on the business side, I can't imagine running a label without a mac laptop."

"RIP Steve Jobs," added 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."

Tajai Massey also remembered his contributions to technology. "Because of #SteveJobs there are millions more like him. He helped create a platform for creation and made it cool, slick and easy," he said. "My first apple was a IIgs. Then I got the first Mac. Then the first PowerBook. Then the first color PowerBook. Then a PowerPC tower. Then an iMac. Then a Power Mac Tower. Then another PowerBook. I type these words on an iPhone. I am a die-hard Mac head."

28 Comments

  • Anonymous

    Honestly though, who gives a fuck? This is like getting Ja Rule on the phone after 9/11. No one cares what you think about it!

  • Anonymous

    Im not saying the Illuminati killed him. Im just saying, that if a man with as much money as Steve Jobs can't avoid death at 56 years old, something is fishy.

  • rich

    Tupac pours one out for Steve... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdtsSSe_RuU

  • I hate Wall Street

    Join the movement and sign the petition to stop Kreayshawn's performance at Smith College. Let's get rid of ignorance and "red neck hipsters" posing as liberals. http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/smithkreayshawn/signatures

  • HORNSWOGGLE

    If I see one more Kreayshawn related post on here........

  • IM WAYNE BRADY BITCH

    THE ILLUMINATI KILLED STEVE JOBS SO THEY COULD TAKE OVER APPLE AND DESTROY ALL HUMANS WITH IPODS AND IPHONES! WHO DOESN'T HAVE SOME SORT AN APPLE PRODUCT THESE DAYS?! EVERYONES GOT ONE! NOW WITH STEVE JOBS OUT THE WAY THE ILLUMINATI IS GONNA RUN APPLE AND DESTROY OUR MINDS WITH APPLE PRODUCTS!! BE SCARED PEOPLE, THE TRUTH IS ON IT'S WAY!! BREAK YO SELF FOOLS!!

    • Anonymous

      If The Illuminati really exists, there LOL'ing at this post right here

    • THERAPIST

      YOU ARE AN OBSESSED ILLUMINATI FANATIC ! ILLUMINATI THIS ILLUMINATI THAT ! YOU MUST BE SO SCARED AND WEAK THAT ILLUMINATI HAS TAKEN OVER YOUR LIFE. JUST TAKE A PILL AND BLOW YOUR HEAD OFF !

  • Anonymous

    WHITE PEOPLE RUN THIS SITE IF THIS BITCH IS STILL GETTING WRITTEN ABOUT!!!! BOYCOTT THIS RACIST BITCH!!!!!!!!!

  • Jason

    Hahahahaha Fuck Steve Jobs! He only famous cause he stole everything he knows from Weezy. You think Stevey got the idea to cut philanthropy and use sweatshops all on his own? Nah. Tunechi been having sweatshops for decades. Pays them kids with Young Money. You think Jobby Job Jobs was commodifying coolness and selling people shiny shit they didn't need because he's a pioneer? Nah. The GOAT spoke the world's greatest truths on Tha Carter II but kept slightly tweaking the message on CIII and CIV so people keep paying him for the exact same thing. In conclusion, Weezy the greatest. Steve Jobs just some poseur that we gone forget about once Tunechi reveals his Divine Truths. Fuck an Apple ya vegetarians. Weezy Da GOAT!

    • Anonymous

      Come on kid g unit aint been in a house together in years..shit most of g unit cant even afford a house right now get real. Both crews suck dick cory gunz is the only dude with technical skill on ymcmb.

    • Gunitinthehouse

      STFU jason. Just remember one thing bitch. G Unit fanbase>>>>>>Young Hunnies fan base. Our general will slap the shit out of your fake rasta of a leader. And with no consequences. Its the Unit bitch!

  • Anonymous

    Lmfao bestheadline i everz fucking read in my life. RJD2 kreayshawn and tajai lmao wtf do they have i. Common? They should form a super group lmao

    • Anonymous

      At Lame Your friends must be pretty obnoxious if they would defend a person being an asshole with no provocation and going off on rants about how "mainstream" someone is for no reason. Just like I'm sure there are Conservatives embarrassed by Rick Perry and Sarah Palin, I am embarrassed by dicks like Anon 2 even if we share similar tastes in music.

    • Anonymous

      .....u sound like a fucking idiot this is anon 1..i fucking love rjd2...but it just made me laugh himbein put with kreayshawn and tajai..none of the 3 have any connection why dont u trynto comprehend peoples comments better cus assuming just makes an ass outta u and me..

    • Lame

      @Anon 3 You really can't be that big of a backpack fan, bc I have backpack friends and they ride or die together. It's them vs commercial shit. So you need to fall back.

    • Anonymous

      Anon 2 is the worst parts of backpack fans (and I say that as a big backpack fan)

    • Boxing Ref

      And Anonymous 2 wins by KO over Straw Man!

    • Anonymous

      Dude, listen to some RJD2 music sometime. As for the rest, I can't speak for, but RJD2 is a monster behind the boards and music. Do the research before sounding like a jackass! He's worked with the likes of Eastern Conference Allstars, Vast Aire, Aesop Rock, Murs, but you wouldn't know jack shit about underground hip hop. Plus, it's an article of individuals paying respects to someone who made an impact in the world of technology. Without him, I'm sure we wouldn't have the technological priviledges we have today.

  • Anonymous

    Artists like Kreayshawn and Soulja Boy better light a candle for that motherfucker tonight because if people like him hadnt of made the internet what it is and created the capacity for summin like Youtube to exist, They would have NEVER made it the old fashion way, lol, can you imagine Either of them in a rap battle, or driving around hood to hood?? R.I.P Steve Jobs tho, aside from giving shitty rappers a chance to advance he also changed the world in more ways then I could list here, Great loss for technology #Isad

  • Anonymous

    what would we do witout da ipod r.i.p

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