15 Ways Chris Lighty Changed Hip-Hop

He Got Foxy Brown Signed to Def Jam

When: 1995

While working with LL on his classic posse cut "I Shot Ya," Lighty was introduced to a young rapper named Foxy Brown. He was immediately blown away by her and eventually got her signed to Def Jam. He furthered her career by getting Jay-Z to write a number of pop hits for her.

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