May 8, 1968 – On This Date In Hip-Hop, Chris Lighty was born in the Bronx, New York. Chris Lighty would grow up to: (1) survive the Bronx River Projects, (2) carry crates for DJ Red Alert, (3) found Violater management, (4) get LL Cool J his first GAP commercial, (5) get Sprite endorsement for ATCQ, (6) appear in Def Jam Fight for NY, (7) broker 50 Cent’s Vitamin Water deal and (8) unfortunately be found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot at the age of 44.
Happy Birthday Chris! RIP Chris Lighty.
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