Tragic news hit us today. Pioneering hip-hop executive Chris Lighty has passed away of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was the spearhead of the powerhouse behind Violater Records and oversaw the careers of hip-hop giants like 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes and Missy Elliot. Lighty has been a part of the music scene since 1988 when he joined Russell Simmons and Lyor Cohen at Rush Management. He began his career working for DJ Red Alert. He became a road manager for Boogie Down Productions and managed groups like The Jungle Brothers and A Tribe Called Quest. Expect more details to this tragedy to emerge soon as we will keep Chris's family and friends in our prayers. Stay tuned for more on this developing story.
Music Executive Chris Lighty Passes Away
News / August 30, 2012 / 1108 Views/