Chris LightyBorn: 1968-05-08 - Died: 2012-08-30
Cause of Death: Suicide
Who was Chris Lighty :
Chris Lighty was a well-known hip-hop music executive from Bronx, New York. He is mostly known for founding and directing the Violator music company, and was noted as "one of the most powerful figures in the hip-hop business" by the New York Times.
Lighty found the Violator music company in the 1990s, which is responsible for the talent of various hip-hop artists, such as: Nas, Ja Rule, Mobb Deep, Missy Elliott, L.L. Cool J, and 50 Cent.