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The Life and Death of Chris Lighty Detailed In New Podcast

blame it on Meka April 28, 2017

On August 30th, 2012, music industry executive Chris Lighty was found dead in his Bronx apartment from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The circumstances surrounding his death have been cloudy, as several members of the hip hop community — including 50 Cent, Papoose and members of Lighty’s family — have since questioned whether his death was a suicide or not.

Now, Spotify has debuted an “audio documentary” series titled Mogul: The Life & Death of Chris Lighty. The six-episode podcast is a collaboration between the streaming platform, Gimlet Media and the Loud Speakers Network, and is hosted and narrated by Loud Speakers Network co-founder Combat Jack (née Reggie Ossé), with original music from DJ Prince Paul.

The first two episodes — “That Beat, That Beat Right There” and Not Just Me And Snakes” — have been released. Each roughly thirty minutes each, the episodes features conversations with Chris’ family, close friends, and former clients.