Chris Lighty

The founder of the groundbreaking record label-management company Violator, Chris Lighty's reputation and name earned respect from the top figures in the music industry. Having had over two decades of experience, the 44-year-old Bronx native steered the careers of stars such as A Tribe Called Quest, Mariah Carey, 50 Cent, LL Cool J, Nas, Busta Rhymes, Fat Joe and Sean “Diddy” Combs. With his hefty contributions to the world of music, he leaves behind a legacy that is recognized by all who’ve witnessed his talents and success. On August 30, 2012, Chris Lighty sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry when he was found dead in his South Riverdale (Bronx, NY) apartment from an alleged self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Rap Reunions

LL Cool J and Canibus reunite and more hip hop makeups.

Petition Started to Reopen Chris Lighty Suicide Investigation

Brother David Lighty wants to take a closer look into music mogul's death.

Music and Suicide: A Tragic History

Former X Factor finalist Simone Battle passed away.

When Stars Collaborate After Beef

Artists who ended feuds and recorded music together.

Music News: Olivia Tells Her Life Story in 'Release Me'

The R&B singer reflects on her life in her new book (8/6/2014)

The Message: 50 Cent >>> Tupac?

Hate him or love him, 50 Cent is a hip hop top dog. (7/21/2014)
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