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 Chris Lighty Violator Tribute Mix

Today August 30th marks the one year anniversary of the passing of Violator Management’s Co-Founder Chris Lighty.

Violator was a record label, management, and marketing company, which represented hip hop artists such as Nas, Ja Rule, Mobb Deep, Missy Elliott, L.L. Cool J, Uncle Murda, and 50 Cent. He served as Sean “Diddy” Combs’ manager. The New York Times called him “one of the most powerful figures in the hip-hop business.”

Lighty got his start in the music industry by carrying vinyl record crates for DJ Red Alert. Then Russell Simmons’ company, Rush Management, hired him. Lighty founded a management company in the early 1990s called Violator; the company is named after the gang he belonged to in the Bronx. Violator was responsible for getting L.L. Cool J a Gap commercial in 1997. He also developed endorsements for Spritewith A Tribe Called Quest, and for Mountain Dew with Busta Rhymes. In 2004, Lighty brokered the largest brand endorsement deal in hip hop to date. He was the architect of what turned out to be one of the most lucrative deals in hip hop history: 50 Cent’s Vitamin Water pact. When Coca-Cola paid $4.1 billion for the company three years later, 50 Cent walked away with $100 million, and Lighty received an undisclosed sum. In 2011, Lighty launched the website “”, which allowed new artists to submit their music online and have top music executives listen to it for a fee of $10USD. The site is no longer active. Lighty worked for Def Jam, Jive and Loud. He was chief executive of the Brand Asset Group. In 2011, Violator merged with another company called Primary Wave; the two companies merged to form Primary Violator.  Music Manager Leon Youngblood brokered a deal with Chris Lighty to get his son Roccstar signed to Violator in 2011, Chris signed off on the deal in May 2011.

Take a look at the schedule events below.

Tonight – August 30th  

93.1 JAMZ WJQM, Madison, WI – 11 pm – 1am  ( CST )
(listen live tonight), Madison, WI – ALL DAY  ( CST ), NC – 7 pm – 9 pm  ( CST ), Brooklyn, NY – 8 pm – 10 pm  ( EST )


Saturday – August 31st  

99.5 WUSR, Scranton, PA – 10 pm – 12 AM  (EST)
B102 Jamz KBCE Alexandria LA – 6 pm – 10 pm  ( CST )
107 Jamz KJMH Lake Charles LA – 10 pm – 2 am  ( CST )
WJXM 105.7 The Beat Meridian MS – 12 mn – 3 am  ( CST )
WGNG 106.3 The Heat Greenwood MS – 11 pm – 3 am  ( CST )
Power 92 Jamz WMSU Starkville MS  – 6 pm – 10 pm  ( CST )
Power 92 Jamz WESE Tupelo MS – 6 pm – 10 pm  ( CST ), Madison, WI – 2 pm – 6 pm  ( CST )


Sunday – September 1st, Baltimore, MD – 12 pm – 2pm ( EST)

Monday – September 2nd, Brooklyn, NY – 6 pm – 8 pm  ( EST ) 

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