The previous G unit the rapper took to Instagram over the weekend to reflect on their relationship and send his condolences to Hovain’s partner, Kim Hylton, and their children.
“OOPS!!!! Been thinking about all the conversations we’ve had..the plans..the goals..even down to the little things like the Knicks & Nets..which neighborhood produced the biggest rappers,” Banks wrote. “the phone wouldn’t even ring twice when I called.. you were one of the good guys in this business.. everything you did was for your family.”
He added: “I will be forever grateful for the connections/deals you made happen… my condolences. to your family @kimhylton and your daughters. gonna miss you bro.”
Lloyd Banks also shared a photo of Hovain on his Twitter account with a message that read: “Thanks for everything my brother.”
Thanks for everything my brother 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/SSFDFOed3h
— Lloydbanks (@Lloydbanks) 27 November 2022
Hovain’s passing was announced on his Instagram account on Saturday (November 26), with the statement asking people to keep his family in their prayers.
“It is with deep regret that we inform all family, friends and colleagues that Jonathan ‘Hovain’ Hylton passed away while at his home on Friday, November 25,” the statement read. “He was a beloved and devoted father, husband, son, brother and a proud Brooklyn representative.
“We would like to thank all of his close friends for all the love and support 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.”
Many more tributes has poured in from across the Hip Hop community, with the likes of TI, Raekwon, Westside Gunn, Royce Da 5’9″ and Young Guru, who was also managed by Hovain, mourning his sudden death on social media.
Hit-Boy revealed that Hovain had recently contacted him about working with Lloyd Banks in the future. “Hovain just hit me up to do some music with Lloyd Banks,” he wrote on Twitter. “God bless his family.”
Hovain got his start in the entertainment industry shadowing the late boxing promoter Butch Lewis before teaming up with Randall “Sickamore” Medford as part of the Famous Firm and managing Tommy Hilfiger’s son, Rich Hill.
He went on to establish Hovain Hylton Management and worked with the likes of Busta Rhymes, Wale, Troy Ave, Dave East, Rob Markman, Young Guru, Karen Civil and more.