violater

Violater Gets Loud

Chris

Lighty has ended his

relationship with Lyor Cohen, the CEO of Def Jam, and has taken

Violater Records/Management to Loud Records. After an 11 year

relationship, it is rumored that Lighty was forced to leave Def

Jam due to a lack of big releases, and that Def Jam opted to not

renew his distribution deal when it was up in January. Lighty

claims just the opposite, claiming it was a strategic move to

keep his label young and fresh. In January, Lighty entered into

a relationship with the CEO of Artists Management Group, Michael

Ovitz. He heads up AMG’s urban entertainment division.

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