#FlashbackFriday CLASSIC!! Chris Lighty Discusses Mobb Deep Issues Signing To G-Unit #RIP

The late Chris Lighty discusses Mobb Deep signing to G-Unit. Do YOU think it was a good idea for them to sign over with 50 Cent?

RIP Chris Lighty, RIP Prodigy

#FlashbackFriday , Hot 97 Interview from The Angie Martinez Show [2005]


Chris Lighty was an American music industry executive. He co-founded Violator, 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 as well as Mariah Carey. He served as Sean "Diddy" Combs' manager, 50 Cent and many others. The New York Times called him "one of the most powerful figures in the hip-hop business.

On August 30, 2012, Lighty was found dead on the patio of his South Riverdale, Bronx apartment from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The New York Daily News reported that "a gun shot was heard and Lighty was found lying face-up with a 9mm pistol next to his body". Forbes magazine reported that he had been involved in an argument with his wife Veronica not too long before his body was discovered.

Lighty's brother stated that he did not believe that the death was a suicide and that the family would be staging its own private independent investigation and would share any solid findings with the public. Rapper 50 Cent, a client and close friend of Chris, also questioned the suicide claim; he hired a team to investigate the details of the incident, at the request of Lighty's mother. Friend and rapper Papoose questions Lighty's death as suicide in the song "Obituary 2012"

On June 20, 2017, it was reported that Prodigy from Mobb Deep had died in Las Vegas, Nevada, after having been hospitalized a few days earlier for complications related to his sickle-cell anemia. He was performing in the Art of Rap Tour in Las Vegas with Havoc, Ghostface Killah, Onyx, KRS-One, and Ice-T when he was hospitalized.

According to a coroner's report he died of accidental choking.