R.I.P. Chris Lighty

Few men have had the longevity in Hip Hop that Chris Lighty had. Whether it was his work in the late 80′s with Russell Simmon’s & Lyor Cohen’s RUSH Management, his early 90′s work with the Native Tongues and people like Diamond D or the role his Violator Management Company played in the careers of current superstars like 50 Cent, P. Diddy, Busta Rhymes, and Soulja Boy it is shocking to me that he is dead at the age of 44 of an apparent suicide.

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