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Busta Rhymes – “Chris Lighty”


Busta Rhymes remembering his friend, music mogul Chris Lighty, by releasing a heartfelt song in commemoration bearing his name (e.g. “Chris Lighty”) – featuring vocals from the late Bob Marley.


50 Cent Orders Investigation Into the Death of Chris Lighty (Video)

Without question, the loss of Violator founder and CEO Chris Lighty left us in the Hip-Hop world saddened… stunned… and puzzled. What could have led Chris to commit suicide. It has been echoed by several long-time associates that it just did not seem likely that Chris would take his own life. Well, at the request of Chris’ mom, 50 Cent has brought his star power and resources to bare; hiring a high-powered legal team to drive an investigation on the particulars of this tragic case. This should bring truth to light… and answers to questions. Linked after the jump, the article by Fox 5’s (NYC) Lisa Evers highlights some points for concern: Chris was NOT likely suffering financially (often a driver for suicidal depression); and for someone still in his 30s, he was VERY well prepared in end-of-life matters. One such preparation the article notes was that, save a relatively modest set-aside for his kids, Chris’ entire fortune would pass to his widow – with whom he was said to have argued with just before his demise. Moreover, autopsy results have not shown anything… other than the cause of death was a gunshot wound. Other facts of the are still being gathered. As such, maybe 50’s legal team can, at least, keep the push for answers on.
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Chuck D (of Public Enemy) Speaks on Graduating from College, the Death of Chris Lighty, and More (Video)

Shout to BATT TUBE LIVE for starting this video with footage of Chuck D and Flavor Flav (of Public Enemy) doing it LIVE in Montreal! Only after that do we get into the in-depth interview, with Mehdi Medz talking with legendary emcee Chuck D. Chock full of good stuff, the interview portion has Chuck D covering a lot of topics – including, but not limited to, the formation of PE, how special it is to finish college, the truth and importance of lyricism, the loss of the late Chris Lighty. Well worth the watch!

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Styles P Speaks On The Diamond Life Project, Rock The Bells, The Passing Of Chris Lighty, & More (Video)

In his interview with The Breakfast Club (Power 105 Morning Show), Styles P (the self-proclaimed ‘Elder Statesman of Hip-Hop’) lets us know about “The Diamond Life Project” (available FREE here), that ‘the bars are back’ (e.g. lyricism has returned to Hip-Hop), and that (for the most part) he’s a good guy selling juice at his juice bar and doing his music. On the music, Styles P said he is “working on” a solo joint and LOX is working on a group joint, too… We’ll see. Styles kept it light for the sit-down, but he had to touch on the silliness (read: shamefulness) of the Mobb Deep beef and on the tragedy of the loss of Chris Lighty. Respect. Of course, there’s more to the video than that. Watch the interview for the rest. Good stuff.
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Slaughterhouse feat. Fat Joe – “Goodbye” [Chris Lighty Tribute]

Fat Joe hops on Slaughterhouse’s poignant new single to deliver his heartfelt verse dedicated to the man he says saved his life. Rest In Peace Chris Lighty….