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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