Hip Hop Week In Review: Chester Bennington, Meek Mill & Hot Scandals
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HipHopDX – This week in Hip Hop, the music world lost a great talent after the vocalist of Linkin Park Chester Bennington took his own life in his Palos Verdes home. Meanwhile, Meek Mill has been doing the media rounds for his third studio album, Victories And Defeats. During an interview with Hot 97, he admitted he was a little out of control during his beef with Drake. Finally, R. Kelly, Usher and Kevin Hart are all swimming in salacious scandals.
R. I. P. Chester Bennington
The death of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington on Thursday (20 July) has left the music world in mourning. It was discovered in his Palos Verdes home, where he had reportedly committed suicide. Linkin Park was one of the few successful rock bands, to the perfection of the armor of Hip-Hop and rock together through his work with JAY-Z, Busta Rhymes, and Pusha T. Many of the members of the Hip Hop community reacted to the news on social media, including Talib Kweli, Chance the Rapper, Pusha T, Rihanna and Questlove.
"in the end it doesn't even matter" – chester bennington. RIP
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) July 21, 2017
DJ Rob Swift of X-Ecutioners and DJ Z-Trip, both of Linkin Park's collaborators, they also shared fond memories of Bennington exclusively with HipHopDX.
Read more about Bennington here.
Meek Mill Is Celebrating All The "Wins And Losses" With New Album
Meek Mill is not letting his past with Drake that is no longer the Dream of the Hunters of the artists that he is. This week, he released his 17-track album Wins And Losses with the features Future, Chris Brown, Lil Uzi Vert and Rick Ross among others. It is the follow-up of Platinum-selling album Dreams Worth More Than Money, which most probably does not remember, because his beef with Drake eclipsed everything that has to do with the Meek musically.
Two years later, the Philly-bred artist has admitted that it could have gone overboard when it comes with the Drake drama