He Took Hip-Hop From Gritty to Global

Music mogul Chris Lighty is dead at the age of 44 in what police are ruling as a suicide, and the news has left most of the industry in shambles. Lighty, founder of Violator Entertainment, was a manager to countless stars and rappers like Saigon and

Nick Cannon: "I'm devastated right now. I can't believe my big brother Chris Lighty is gone He was a pioneer, a mentor, and a great friend RIP. I truly believe to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord, but I just feel like Chris's

Hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty killed himself Thursday after a heated argument with his estranged wife in the Bronx, police sources told the Daily News. Lighty — a longtime manager who worked with the likes of 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes, Diddy, Ja Rule and

A little something for them, a little something for us: that's how Chris Lighty, LL Cool J's manager, liked to do business. Mr. Lighty, who died on Thursday in an apparent suicide, at 44, was one of the most powerful managers in hip-hop, an executive

Chris Lighty, a hip-hop mogul who helped the likes of Sean "Diddy" Combs, 50 Cent and Mariah Carey attain not only hit records but also lucrative careers outside music, was found dead in his New York City apartment Thursday in an apparent suicide.