Violator CEO Chris Lighty Joins Loud Records

His move ends an 11-year relationship with Def Jam.

Chris Lighty, CEO and founder of Violator Records, has joined Loud Records as executive vice president, according to Loud publicist Brian Gilmore.

Lighty's move puts an end to an 11-year relationship with Def Jam Records.

The 30-year-old Lighty will team his label, Violator Records, with Loud’s roster, which includes Wu-Tang Clan, Mobb Deep and the late Big Punisher.

Former Violator/Def Jam artist Foxy Brown will remain with the Seagram-owned Def Jam, according to

Violator spokesperson Ellen Zoe Golden.

Violator: The Album II — V2 will be released in the fall, Golden said. Violator: The Album, which included the Grammy-nominated single "Vivrant Thing" (RealAudio excerpt), by Q-Tip, is nearing platinum.