15 Ways Chris Lighty Changed Hip-Hop

He Worked at Rush Artist Management

When: 1991

When Lyor Cohen wanted to co-opt the Native Tongue movement, he had to go through Lighty. This eventually lead to Lighty working at Rush Artist Management under the guidance of Cohen, who became a mentor to him. At Rush, Lighty worked with artists like Public Enemy and Big Daddy Kane, and sharpened his management skills in the process.

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