Daily Archives: August 30, 2012

R.I.P. Chris Lighty

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Hip-hop industry mogul Chris Lighty died today from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Lighty, or Baby Chris as he was known to longtime friends and fans, started his career as a member of The Jungle Brothers crew. In an interview with Allindstrom.com last year he talked about how the Native Tongue affiliation is what lead to his initial big break working for Russell Simmons’ Rush Management. And he actually rapped on the Black Sheep song “Pass The 40.” Lighty would eventually co-found Violator Management with Mona Scott and become a guiding force in the careers of Q-Tip, Mariah Carey, Busta Rhymes, 50 Cent, LL Cool J, Missy Elliot, Foxy Brown and numerous others. The native New Yorker’s success was the embodiment of the American Dream hip-hop style. He credited Reagan-era foodstamps for being a strong motivator for achievement.

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Nas-Bye Baby

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Nas debuted his video for “Bye Baby” today and Aaron Hall makes an appearance as well as the wedding dress Kelis wore and left behind.

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The Coup-The Magic Clap

The Coup is back with “The Magic Clap” from the upcoming Sorry To Bother You that comes out October 30th. Boots is taken away for questioning by the FBI and Pam The Funktress helps him escape to go perform with his band in a backyard.

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Steven A. Clark-Seashore

“Seashore” is another leak from Steven A. Clark’s upcoming Fornication Under The Consent Of The King.

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Brother Ali-Mourning In America (Video)

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Brother Ali has his usual critique of America’s corportocracy, domestic terrorism, police brutality and racism. It really is Mourning In America and Dreaming in Color.

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