The impact of Chris Lighty

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The hip-hop community is still reeling from the sudden and tragic loss of Chris Lighty on Thursday. Here are links to 2 of the better articles written about both the impact Lighty had on hip-hop culture and the man, himself. First is an article written by Rob Kenner of Complex that touches on some of the highlights of Lighty’s career and his incredible presence. Next, here’s an article by Danyel Smith, former editor of both Vibe and Billboard magazines, that gives a deeply personal account of who Chris Lighty was. Lastly, below is a tribute mix done by DJ Wonder on the Sway in the Morning show that let’s you hear for yourself some of the music that was created by artists whose careers were guided by the hip-hop power player. RIP Chris Lighty. Related: Busta Rhymes – Life & Rhymes Documentary (Video)

Chris Lighty - Tribute Mix, Danyel Smith Article & Rob Kenner Complex Article

Here’s the tracklist:

1. Black Sheep – Pass the 40
2. Jungle Brothers – J-Beez Comin’ Through
3. Jungle Brothers – J-Beez Comin’ Through (Bonus Beats)
4. A Tribe Called Quest – Buggin’ Out
5. A Tribe Called Quest – Check the Rhime
6. A Tribe Called Quest – Oh My God
7. A Tribe Called Quest – Oh My God (Live From The Tibetan Freedom Concert)
8. A Tribe Called Quest – God Lives Through
9. Fat Joe – Dedication
10. Fat Joe – Livin Fat
11. Fat Joe – The Shit Is Real (Primo Rmx)
12. Warren G/Nate Dogg – Regulate
13. Warren G – This DJ
14. Case featuring Foxy Brown – Touch Me Tease Me
15. LL Cool J – Doin it Again
16. LL Cool J – Doin’ It
17. A Tribe Called Quest – 1nce Again
18. Jungle Brothers, De La Soul, & Q-Tip – How Ya Want It We Got It (Remix)
19. Cru/LOX – Live at the Tunnel
20. Busta Rhymes – Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See
21. Busta Rhymes – Rhymes Galore
22. Busta Rhymes – Everybody Rise
23. Busta Rhymes – Tear da Roof Off
24. Q-Tip – Vivrant Thing
25. Noreaga/Styles P – I Come Thru
26. Missy Elliot – Whatcha Gon Do
27. Missy Elliot – On And On
28. 50 Cent – If I Can’t
29. 50 Cent – Back Down
30. 50 Cent – What Up Gangsta?
31. A Tribe Called Quest – Stressed Out
32. A Tribe Called Quest – 8 Million Stories