One of the greatest things about music is that it has the ability to break barriers. A good song can transcend the boundaries of language, race, and culture, and this is something many of us were able to witness first hand in back in 2004 when rapper, Jay Z teamed up with rock group, Linkin Park, for the joint album, Collision Course.

The album’s only single “Numb/Encore,” became a huge hit and helped introduce Linkin Park fans to Jay Z and vice versa.

So when news of Chester Bennington’s death broke last month (July), most fans new it was only a matter of time before Jay Z paid tribute.

Well, that time has finally come. Jay Z recently used some of his stage time at the V Festival to pay homage to Bennington. After asking the crowd to show “some love for Chester,” Jay put on a heartfelt performance of “Numb/Encore” that left everyone moved, including Chester’s Linkin Park bandmate, Mike Shinoda.

Continue to page 2 to see Jay Z’s awesome tribute to Chester Bennington…