Darrell Steven Lighty was given the nickname “Baby Chris” as a young kid, which later became the hip-hop mogul known as Chris Lighty. Chris Lighty got his first break while working as an assistant for DJ Red Alert in the late 80’s. Lighty was then hired by Russell Simmons to work for his Rush Management […]


Legendary hip-hop manager Chris Lighty has boasted a roster of incredibly talented artists and entrepreneurs. The Violator CEO’s list of entertainers was so vast, that two compilation albums were released in 1999 and 2001, respectively. Tonight on TV One, Celebrity Crime Files will uncover the story behind Lighty’s untimely death. While both albums were very […]

Entertainment, Music

  Busta Rhymes dropped a touching tribute song for Chris Lighty take a listen to it below.     The entertainment industry is still reeling from the tremendous loss of Lighty and this song is a perfect representation of that loss. Salute to Mr. Rhymes for this was sorely needed.   READ MORE HOT […]

  On August 30, 2012 one of hip-hop’s most respected businessman, Chris Lighty, was found dead in his Bronx apartment. While some friends and relatives dispute the final report, his death was officially ruled a suicide. Lighty began his career working for DJ Red Alert. He became a road manager for Boogie Down Productions and managed […]

When news reports surfaced saying hip-hop manager Chris Lighty died, the whole hip-hop community was saddened. In the midst of everyone’s grief, there were people who questioned police when they said Lighty committed suicide. Nearly a year after his untimely death, Lighty’s mother, Jessica Brooks, has written an open letter asking for the investigation to […]

Hearing N.O.R.E speak about his late mentor and friend Chris Lighty isn’t easy. Even now, seven months after the hip-hop mogul was found dead in his Bronx, NY apartment,  N.O.R.E speaks about him in the present tense. “Chris has been my manager since 1998,” he told, his voice trembling slightly with the weight of […]

Rappers 50 Cent and Fat Joe have have not been the best of friends since they’ve gotten in the hip-hop game. However, the two men might do as the Bloods and Crips did in the early 90s and call a brief truce. Rumor has it 50 Cent and Fat Joe might share the stage BET’s […]

There is no doubt the Hip Hop community is still mourning the death of Chris Lighty, but while we’ve heard from several artists, personalities and executives and seen the likes of LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes and Diddy at the funeral, one major Hip Hop star has kept quiet until now. 50 Cent, also a […]

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Veronica Lighty, widow of Violator Records founder Chris Lighty, says that her husband did not kill himself over any marital issues or debt problems. Must Read: Who Is Chris Lighty?: 10 Things You Might Not Know “My husband was too smart of a man. He was a genius. No smart man is going to leave […]

The death of pioneering music executive–Chris Lighty–was ruled suicide by officials. Friends and family are calling for an investigation, however. MUST READ: NEW DETAILS EMERGE:…


Chris “Baby Chris” Lighty was an instrumental figure in the growth and advancement of hip-hop music, business and culture. His death comes as a shock to all who knew him because he accomplished so much his relatively short life. Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know courtesy of The Big Payback by Dan Charnas. […]

The sudden death of hip-hop manager Chris Lighty has sent Twitter into a tailspin. Having worked with the most important figures in hip-hop for more than twenty years, plenty of Lighty’s friends, family, and colleagues have shared their grief on the social networking site. Lighty is responsible for the careers of some of your favorite […]