Chi Ali Talks Prison Bid & Chris Lighty

blame it on JES7 February 8, 2014

The Fabulous Chi Ali sits down with ThisIs50 in a three-part interview where he talks about his mentor and co-founder of Violator Records, Chris Lighty (R.I.P.) and how instrumental he was in Ali’s career (Ali was the first artist Lighty signed to Violator). He also built on how Lighty’s passing affected him, explaining that the two were supposed to meet once he was released from prison. Unfortunately, that never happened. According to Chi Ali, he was released from the joint on a Tuesday, and Chris Lighty died that Thursday.

He also touches on his twelve year stint in Sing Sing for first degree manslaughter and how a 30 second decision changed his life forever.