… All of us in Hip Hop and the business in general have known, admired, loved, looked up to, is a friend to, family to, colleague of, business man, pioneer…. Chris Lighty. Bless to his family. May his soul rest.
I won’t write a lengthy post about how or why, nor will I speculate or say any negative things about what was being dealt with internally by Chris. All I DO KNOW is that his family, kids, friends, colleagues, others etc - have lost a piece of us today with this tragic news.
The Rolling Stones link is below:
I hope and wish that this tragic event helps open the eyes of people in this world to the importance of the mentality of black men. Black men are raised to be strong and by default tend to never ask for help, an ear or anything for that matter. Please tell those who you love, that you love them. No matter the status, we have to be able to make it okay to allow men to talk to us, let us help them, love them, give them an ear, guidance, anything we can.
WE HAVE TO MAKE THIS OKAY. Because right now we are losing great men to things that can be potentially avoided.
Pain & hurt is real…
@TheRealRahDigga - Chris Lighty was everything to me in my Flipmode years. So busy rescuing others sorry we couldn’t rescue you. You will be missed brother…
@RealSway - RIP Chris Lighty
@IamJennifer - Very sad news about Chris Lighty… You never know someone’s inner struggles… #RIP
@TalibKweli - Rest in peace Chris Lighty. Your words and your vision are constant inspiration to me. Forever.
@Rihanna - Rest peacefully Chris Lighty, my prayers go out to family and loved ones! Dear God please have mercy
@MrChuckD - R I P Chris Lighty SMH to the mongrels that have made the BLACKmusic industry a depressing game to drag such good cats into a pit of bullsht
@FatJoe - R.I.P CHRIS LIGHTY THE MAN THAT SAVED MY LIFE!!!
Chris Lighty’s 5 Tips for Success in Business - Black Enterprise:
Such a loss. Bless his kids and family.