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Chris Lighty

Born: 1968-05-08 - Died: 2012-08-30
Cause of Death:
Suicide


Death Summary: On Thursday, August 31st of 2012, Chris Lighty was found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Lighty was 44 years of age.

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.


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3 Signatures in Chris Lighty's guestbook

  1. Sonny Liston Says:

    Why hims do dat? Sad

  2. Putain Says:

    The folks at the spoon institute say he wiped his ass on the bedroom curtains just one day before he killed himself.

  3. Mayii Says:

    People, if your sense of aesthetic is so impraied that your pictures are actually improved by drawing a tic-tac-toe board on your LCD, you should probably start looking for another hobby! Learning to TRUST your eye and your innate sense of compositional balance is the only way you will make photographs that are both unique and satisfying. If composition was so easy that Put the rock at the third intersection. always produced interesting images, photography would have died off years ago.


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