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Chris Lighty Tank and Uncle Murda


On August 30, 2012 one of hip-hop’s most respected businessman, Chris Lighty, was found dead in his Bronx apartment. While some friends and relatives dispute the final report, his death was officially ruled a suicide.

Lighty began his career working for DJ Red Alert. He became a road manager for Boogie Down Productions and managed groups like The Jungle Brothers and A Tribe Called Quest before founding Violator Records and management guiding the careers of hip-hop heavyweights like 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes and Missy Elliott.

RELATED: N.O.R.E Doesn’t Believe Chris Lighty Killed Himself [VIDEO]

In this interview with TheUrbanDaily.com, rapper Uncle Murda, (whose mixtape “The First 48″ is out now) shares what his relationship was like with Lighty as a manager and mentor.

“He made it easy to be a guy named ‘Uncle Murda,’” he says. “Chris was just there, business and personal. That was a major, major loss.”

He also shares a funny story of following “Baby Chris” to the Marcy Projects in Brooklyn to look for a stolen cell phone.

“I’m going to the office for a meeting and Chris meets us downstairs, ‘Someone stole Tiffany’s phone. We goin’ to Marcy.”

Watch the full interview below:

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