Popular music executive and manager Jonathan “Hovain” Hylton has passed away.
The news of Hylton’s death was posted on his official social media handles by his family but the cause was not mentioned.
“He was a beloved and devoted father, husband, son, brother and a proud Brooklyn representative,” the statement read. “We’d like to thank all of his close friends for all of the love and support that you have shown during this difficult time. We ask that you all continue to keep his family in your prayers and respect their privacy at this time.”
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The Cinematic Music Group executive worked with artists such as Troy Ave, T-Pain, Cam’ron and most recently, Lloyd Banks. While paying tribute, Hit-Boy said that Hovain had recently contacted him about doing some music with Lloyd Banks.
Hovain had just hit me up about doing some music with lloyd banks 🙏🏾 God bless his family
— Hit-Boy (@Hit_Boy) November 26, 2022
Hovain was a part time professor at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn where he taught “The Business of Music,” an eight-week course that offered students in-depth knowledge on publishing deals and business positions needed for an artist’s success.
Several other musicians also paid tribute to Hovain on social media.
Damn, RIP Hovain. A good BK dude who truly repped the culture and the borough. Rest well G 🙏🏽🕊
— Skyzoo (@skyzoo) November 26, 2022
Damn man 😞😞😞 rip Hovain 🙏🏼🙏🏼 such a solid guy
— RUSS (@russdiemon) November 26, 2022
@Hovain was one of Griselda biggest supporters he would help anyway possible I’m forever grateful 🤲🏽🤲🏽 RIP HOVAIN the dot connector
— WESTSIDEGUNN (@WESTSIDEGUNN) November 26, 2022
Hovain forever. Unmatched positivity u always fought for your folks …We all love u bro. Damn
— Spitta (@CurrenSy_Spitta) November 26, 2022
The music business and management community lost a real solider that was in the field for his artists and beliefs. RIP @Hovain
— Worldwide Hef (@BarryHefner) November 26, 2022