Chris Lighty was named Senior Vice President
of Jive Records last week. Violator Records, Lighty's record label, will be
distributed by Jive.
Under the new deal, Violator/Jive Records will
release former Loud Records group Mobb Deep, in August.
"I expect to continue my learning curve
here at Jive. The talent this label has on the roster is second to none and
I look forward to working with everyone," Lighty said.
Lighty will still remain president of Violator
Records and Violator Management, which handles Mobb Deep, 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes,
Missy Elliot and others.
In addition to the new Mobb Deep album, Violator
will also release V3, the third album in a series of compilation albums
that feature Violator artists.