August 30th 2012 hip-hop lost a very important figure. Founder of Violator management, Chris Lighty was influential in the careers of 50 cent, Fat Joe, Busta Rhymes, Ja Rule LL Cool J and more. He would take Violator from a management company to a record label and more.
Lighty took his own life last year at this time, leaving a major void in the lives of many that he touched over years.
In respect of the man and his legacy, check out a early interview where Chris speaks about his legacy and those he helped.