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Chris Lighty Dead: Industry Veteran Dies at 43
Industry veteran Chris Lighty has died at 43, reportedly due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Aug. 30.
The Bronx, N.Y. native got his start carrying crates for DJ Red Alert, which lead to a position at Russell Simmons and Lyor Cohen's Rush Management in 1988...
Photosynthesis With D-Nice: A History of Hip-Hop Photography
Derrick Jones has never lost his appreciation for the music he has been a part of since he was a teen. Known to most as D-Nice, he's parlayed his trusted status as a lifelong member of the hip-hop community into a flourishing career in photography, finding exclusive opportunities to capture his subj…
Ol’ Dirty Bastard Peed on LL Cool J’s Platinum Plaque
Respected industry veteran Dante Ross has A&R-ed, produced and worked with artists ranging from the Beastie Boys and Cypress Hill to De La Soul and Del. So when he dubs notorious Wu-Tang rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard "the craziest person I ever worked with in my life," he&a…