The Supply Journal remembers Hip Hop mogul Chris “Child Chris” Lighty, who misplaced his life eleven years in the past right now
Lighty was raised in a really structured Jehovah’s Witness family, however Chris grew to become essentially the most influential hip hop supervisor via his administration and advertising imprint, Violator. Violator was the true Empire earlier than Lee Daniels hit sequence. The spectacular roster included Missy Elliot, P. Diddy, 5O Cent, Cunning Brown, Busta Rhymes, A Tribe Referred to as Quest, Mariah Carey, Mobb Deep, and extra.
To the surface world, Chris Lighty was an alluring highly effective government who negotiated unprecedented offers together with his companion, Mona Scott-Younger. Outdoors of his insane work ethic he had layers about him that made him a outstanding human being, pal, mentor and assist system to many individuals.
By means of Violator administration, Chris and Mona grew to become the cerebrum of hip hop, growing and sustaining careers whereas structuring profitable advertising and branding offers that helped develop hip hop into changing into a viable entity- cementing its place in common tradition.
“Hip Hop was all the pieces to Chris,” says Mona.
“I’m so pleased with what Chris has performed for our tradition. I’m proud that the younger man that I sat subsequent to on a stoop within the Bronx was in a position to conceptualize a dream and actually make it occur. All the things we sat out to can we did. We stayed targeted and completed all of it. A lot of who I’m right now has all the pieces to do with the truth that Chris had a dream. My relationships, my capacity to leverage the success of hip hop into mainstream tradition and our capacity to supply alternatives to others got here from Chris. We locked arms, got here collectively and his dream grew to become my dream.“
Sadly, these desires have been minimize quick when Chris Lighty was discovered shot to dying in an house in NYC on August 30, 2012, from an obvious suicide. He’ll proceed to be missed by the Hip Hop neighborhood.