The highlight of the BET Hip-Hop Awards 2012 was an emotional sendoff to mogul Chris Lighty. The Hip-Hop community paid tribute the best way they know how, through celebration. Busta Rhymes, 50 Cent, Fat Joe, A Tribe Called Quest, and Missy Elliot, all performed timeless hits from the Violator catalog all helmed by Chris Lighty. With an intro from LL Cool J and Funkmaster Flex behind the tables, watch the chilling tribute.

Watch the tribute after the jump….

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