Reports have confirmed that Veteran Hip-Hop Manager and industry innovator Chris Lighty has passed away from an apparent suicide As the co-founder of Violator Management, Chris has had a hand in the careers of many successful artists including: Missy Elliott, LL Cool J, Missy Elliott, 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes and more.
Lighty 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.
It’s a sad day for the hip-hop community. Chris was a great business mind. Our condolences go out to his family and friends.