Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of mogul Chris Lighty‘s passing. The co-founder of Violator Management, all around conduit for Hip-Hop culture, and a host of other things was one of the few truly standup guys in the industry, leaving many shocked and distraught that he would allegedly take his own life.
“Things can get overwhelming, that’s the bottom line,” Joe Budden tells Hip-Hop Wired about the steps that lead to suicide. The Love & Hip Hop New York star has been open about his battle with sobriety and spoke with us about the slow-moving issue taking down the Black male and Hip-Hop communities.
With gun violence still running rampant, music executive Michael “Blue” Williams has come up with an idea to get firearms off the streets of New York City. The head of Family Tree Entertainment has pitched a proposal aimed at offering mentoring and a little celebrity man power, in exchange for people turning in weapons.