IFWT Wishes Mona Scott Young A Happy Birthday

Happy birthday, Mona Scott Young! Mona is the owner of Monami Entertainment, which brings us Love & Hip Hop, as well as the former co-owner and president of Violator Management. Throughout her career, Mona has represented Missy Elliott, 50 Cent, and Busta Rhymes as well as managing LL Cool J and Fantasia. Happy birthday, Mona, we wish you many, many more!!

A Beautiful, Touching Remembrance Of Music Industry Veteran Chris Lighty

R.I.P. Baby Chris. Check out the beautiful remembrance by former editor of Billboard and Vibe, Danyel Smith – after the jump. Biz Baby

RIP: Music Industry Veteran Chris Lighty Passes Away

It’s a sad day in hip-hop. Veteran manager Chris Lighty, the man behind Violator Management that helped launch the careers of Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott and so many others, has passed away. I saw a barrage of “RIP Chris Lighty” tweets on my timeline, but didn’t want to post anything until it was confirmed, as Twitter is unfortunately known to kill someone off just for fun. Sadly, Vibe has confirmed the news. RIP, Chris Lighty. You will be missed. We will have more details as they come in. Marisa Mendez

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