Issue 46 2012

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HIP HOP / RNB 37 7 CHRIS Issue 46 / 2012 S ND GE LE LIGHTY R.I.P 1968-2012 As the Hip Hop industry mourns the death a great, we ask; what events lead to the untimely death of this exceptional man? Chris Lightey was a Hip Hop legend, mogul and manager to dozens of music heavyweights including LL Cool J, P Diddy and 50cent. In what had been ruled to be a suicide by the investigating bodies, Lighty was found dead outside his home in the Bronx, New York after the police received a phone call on Thursday 30th of August. When the officers responded to the call, they found Lighty dead with a gunshot wound to the head and semi automatic lying beside him. Lighty was only 44 years old. Although Lighty was not known in the general public, he was highly influential in R&B and Hip Hop. He began his career in the 80���s and after working briefly for Russell Simmons Rush Artist Management, he decided to launch his own artist management firm Violater. Lighty was highly successful in bringing in great talent and doing whatever was necessary to propel his artists even further; he is even said to be the man behind 50cent���s lucrative Vitamin Water deal. However, after several years of successful artist management, the good times did not last- the industry changed and this proved to be difficult with Violater suffering significant financial losses as a result. Reports claim that at the time of his death, Lighty had been dealing with a number of difficulties, a reported IRS debt of more than 5 million dollars and an impending divorce. Regardless of all the allegation and suspicions, one thing is clear: Chris Lighty was an exceptional man and business person, he supported and inspired many musicians and was a great father and role model, not to mention making an extraordinary contribution to the Hip Hop and R&B industry. DECEMBER RELEASES THE GAME Jesus Piece WIZ KHALIFA O.N.I.F.C. CIARA One Woman Army T.I. Trouble Man LIL WAYNE I Am Not a Human Being II NAUGHTY BY NATURE Anthem, Inc. MYSTIKAL Original CHIEF KEEF Finally Rich BIG BOI Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors FRENCH MONTANA Excuse My French JUELZ SANTANA Born To Lose, Built To Win BIG SEAN Hall of Fame: Memoirs of a Detroit Player

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