A particular celebration on the Common Hip Hop Museum within the Bronx was held Tuesday evening for hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty.
Lighty rose to stardom managing artists like Sean “Diddy” Combs and Fifty Cent.
Rapper Fats Joe, business executives and followers honored his life. Lighty was 44 years previous when he died in 2012.
Lighty’s pal, Mona Scott-Younger says he touched the lives of so many.
“He was first a part of the hip-hop music business as an artist after which he transitioned into being supervisor,” says Scott-Younger.
“Chris Lighty’s story mirrors the trajectory of hip hop itself,” says pal, Sophia Chang. “From its windfall to the way it grew into what I take into account to be best most potent, world, cultural pressure there may be.”
The tribute was a part of the museum’s “Know Ya Hip Hop” marketing campaign.