According to NY Daily News, legendary executive Chris Lighty committed suicide outside his Bronx at home on the morning of August 30th following an argument with his estranged wife, Veronica. He was 44.
Lighty first got his break working with Kool DJ Red Alert and RUSH management. He founded Violator Management in 1989 and helped mold the careers of Jungle Brothers, A Tribe Called Quest, LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes, Mariah Carey, 50 Cent and many others.
He furthered his brand in 1999 with the release of Violator: The Album, Vol. 1 and Violator: The Album, Vol. 2 in 2001. Last September, the company merged with Primary Wave Talent agency. Condolences to the Lighty family.
DJ Kay Slay hires Busta Rhymes, Layzie Bone, Twista and Jaz-O for “60 Second Assassins”. This is fucking dope.
Lil Twist enlisted the help of YMCMB label mate Busta Rhymes and “Turnt Up” the music. Directed by Hype Williams. Don’t Get It Twisted out March 20th.
Apparently last night news broke that Busta Rhymes had signed with Cash Money Records. Here’s Birdman and Bussa Buss discussing the news.
Within the last two weeks N.O.R.E called it quits with C-N-N member Capone which you can read [here]. Noreaga has teamed up with Busta Rhymes Conglomerate group. No word of an official signing. Here’s a tweet from Bussa Buss:
Damn. DJ Khaled brought the whole hood in for this “Welcome To My Hood” remix. Ludacris, T-Pain, Busta Rhymes, Twista, Mavado, Birdman, Ace Hood, Fat Joe, Jadakiss, Bun B, Game and Waka Flocka Flame give you the out-of-hood experience in black and white. Don’t forget We The Best Forever in stores June 28th.