Here are the top three news stories from the week (August 26-September 1).

Police confirm to XXL that Lighty was found Thursday morning with “self-inflicted wounds” to the head….

Violator Management founder Chris Lighty has died of an apparent suicide at age 44. Globalgrind.com, owned by hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, first confirmed the tragic news. The New York Police Department confirmed to XXL that Lighty, 44, was found dead Thursday morning (August 30) at 11:33 a.m. at his Riverdale, Bronx apartment with “self-inflicted gunshot wounds” to the head.

The New York Daily News is reporting Lighty was found just outside of his home and the gun, a 9-mm, was located near his body; a police source told the newspaper that Lighty shot himself after an argument with his estranged wife.

50, Diddy, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott and more remember Chris Lighty…

Here, the likes of 50 Cent, Diddy, Mariah Carey and more remember Chris Lighty.

The Philadelphia rapper must start serving his Federal prison bid early due to an arrest that uncovered drugs and a gun in the vehicle Beans was in...

Beanie Sigel was scheduled to begin serving his two-year prison sentence for a failure to file his Federal income-tax returns on September 12. However, due to the Philadelphia rapper’s arrest early this morning (August 29), Beans will begin serving that sentence today, XXL has learned.