In 2004, JAY-Z and Linkin Park released the collaborative album Collision Course. Here they are performing “Numb/Encore” that same year, a song that earned them the Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:


Both artists were fans of one another before the collaboration and became close friends while recording. Then, thirteen years later, Chester Bennington took his own life after a battle with depression.

JAY-Z recently sat down with BBC Radio 6 to speak about his friend and the importance of removing the stigma surrounding mental health. Watch below:



And remember, if you are struggling or know someone that is, there is always someone willing to help.

Canadian National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-866-531-2600

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