When the sad news of Chris Lighty’s death hit the web, the homie Khal immediately connected with Disc Jockey Nappy for a tribute mix, and with yours truly for the accompanying cover art. If you raise an eyebrow at the idea of a tribute mix to a business mogul you clearly have slept on the enormous impact Chris Lighty had on the game of rap. From his involvement with BDP to ATCQ to Mobb Deep to Fiddy, Chris Lighty had a pivotal role in how the genre shaped up and was part of hip-hop history with countless iconic acts and historic deals. His influence is hard to overstate and he will surely be missed.
So download the mix, turn up the volume, and raise a glass to the one and only Violator.