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Chris Lighty Funeral Service

Funeral services for Chris Lighty were held this afternoon at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel in Manhattan. The famed parlor also hosted The Notorious B.I.G. and Aaliyah’s memorials. Lighty’s estranged wife Veronica, was in attendance and so was LL Cool J, Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes, Q-Tip, Lyor Cohen, Mary J Blige, Diddy, 50 Cent and Fat Joe. Friends remember Baby Chris here.

Chris Lighty Dead From Suicide

Sad day in music. According to NY Daily News, legendary executive Chris Lighty committed suicide outside his Bronx at home this morning following an argument with his estranged wife, Veronica. He was 44. Lighty first got his break working with Kool DJ Red Alert and RUSH management. He founded Violator Management in 1989 and helped mold the careers of Jungle Brothers, A Tribe Called Quest, LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes, Mariah Carey, 50 Cent and many others. He furthered his […]

Violator Partners With Primary Wave Talent

As part of a 50/50 joint venture, Violator Management have partnered with Primary Wave Talent to form Primary Violator. The two firms will consolidate artists such as 50 Cent, Cee-Lo, LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes and more. CEO Chris Lighty spoke on the deal. I am excited to launch Primary Violator with two of the most talented and respected executives in the industry. The music business is all about innovation and this strategic partnership will create a more diversified company, which will […]

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