Chris Lighty

The Source Magazine Remembers “Baby Chris” Lighty Eight Years Later

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Just as sad as the news was on this date eight years ago, Hip Hop mourned the loss of longtime Violator Records founder “Baby” Chris Lighty after he was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Chris became the most influential hip hop manager through his management and marketing imprint, Violator, […]

Today in Hip Hop History: Chris Lighty’s Violator Records Releases ‘Violator: The Album’ 21 Years Ago

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On this day in Hip Hop history, the management company and label imprint Violator released their first compilation album entitled Violator: The Album. Showcasing the management team’s star-studded talent roster, this album is full of rarities making it a must-have for any self-proclaimed “Hip Hop head.” For those out of the loop, Violator was a multi-dimensional […]

Spotify to Host Podcast About The Late Chris Lighty

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The music streaming service will announce Thursday three new podcasts that all look at a different facet of the music industry, from TV’s top music moments to the career of hip-hop executive Chris Lighty, who died in 2012. The new show represent a larger push into the podcasting world for Spotify, which first began carrying […]

A Look Back On The Life Of Chris Lighty


Today marks a sad day in Hip Hop, it also is an opportunity to celebrate the life of Chris Lighty aka Baby Chris, who contributed much more then most of us knew to our beloved culture REGISTER TO VOTE GET ELECTION REMINDERS On May 8, 1968, the co-founder of Violator Records, Chris Lighty, was […]