NewsOne.com reports that the Bronx native died today of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was just 44.
Lightly was the force behind Violater Records and managed and guided the careers of hip-hop heavyweights like 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes and Missy Elliot.
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.
He was given the nickname “Baby Chris” for his good looks and to distinguish himself from his older friend Chris Ali.
Sad news, my condolences.