Time Magazine has officially revealed its selections for the “Most Influential People,” 2019 edition. Given the esteem associated with landing a cover, it’s safe to say that some of the chosen will be updating their resumes accordingly. As is tradition, some familiar names in the entertainment business have scored a cover, including Ariana Grande, Ozuna, The Rock, Lady Gaga, Emilia Clarke, Taylor Swift, Rami Malek, Ninja, Mahershela Ali, Richard Madden, and more.
While that in itself is a point of interest, the carefully curated authors also feature some prominent names. Robert Downey Jr. will be handling Malek’s story, Trevor Noah will be writing Hasan Minajh, Gal Gadot will write The Rock, Alicia Keys will write Khalid, Halsey will pen BTS, Daddy Yankee will write Ozuna, Leonardo Di Caprio will write Jane Goodall, Jordan Peele will write Spike Lee, Beyonce will write Michelle Obama, Justin Timberlake will write Tiger Woods, and much more.
You can check out the full list of Time’s Most Influential and their authorial pairings right here. Once again, the hip-hop world goes largely under-represented, despite influencing the cultural climate of mainstream music as we know it today. Perhaps one day. Who do you feel deserves placement in the hip-hop world?