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A lot happened in 2017! A whole lot. Check out the video above. Here’s a recap:
- Jay-Z and Beyonce welcomed their twins Rumi and Sir Carter.
- Kevin Hart and wife Eniko welcomed Kenzo Kash Hart into the world.
- WorldStarHipHop founder Q died at 43 from health issues.
- Legendary drummer Clyde Stubblefield died at 73 from kidney failure.
- Rock and Roll legend Chuck Berry died at 90 from natural causes.
- Legendary Blues musician James Cotton died at 81.
- Singer and actress Joni Sledge died at 60 from natural causes.
- Comedian and actor Charlie Murphy died at 57 from Leukemia.
- Prodigy of Mobb Deep died at 42 from accidentally choking on an egg.
- Prince’s drummer, John Blackwell Jr., died at 43.
- Fresh Kid Ice of the 2 Live Crew died at 53.
- Comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory died at 84.
- Former NFL player and actor, Bernie Casey, died at 78.
- Playboy founder, Hugh Hefner, died at 91 in Los Angeles.
- 59 people were killed and hundreds injured in a mass shooting in Las Vegas.
- Rock & Roll legend Fats Domino died at 89.
- Actor Robert Guillaume died at 89.
- 26 people were killed in a mass church shooting in Sutherland Springs, TX.
- Earle Hyman, who played Cliff Huxtable’s dad on The Cosby Show, died at 91.
- Rapper Lil Peep died at 21 from an accidental drug overdose.
- Actor and singer Della Reese died at 86.
- Bill O’Reilly was fired from FOX News for sexual harassment.
- R. Kelly accused of operating a sex cult for girls.
- St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley found not guilty for killing Anthony Smith.
- Terry Crews tweeted that he was sexually assaulted by a Hollywood exec.
- Victims spoke out and accused Kevin Spacey of sexual crimes.
- Multiple people came forward accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual crimes.
- Victims spoke out and accused Russell Simmons of sexual crimes.
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- Jay-Z released his thirteenth studio album 4:44.
- Cardi B’s song “Bodak Yellow” hits #1 on the Billboard Charts.
- Chris Brown dropped a 45 song album “Heartbreak on a Full Moon.”
- Get Out.
- All Eyez On Me.
- The Fate Of The Furious.
- Dark Tower.
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
- Justice League.
WEDDINGS & ENGAGEMENTS
- Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka’oir.
- Offset and Cardi B got engaged.
- Serena Williams got married.
- LeToya Luckett got married to Tommicus Walker in Austin, TX.
- Hurricane Harvey.
- Hurricane Maria.
- Earthquake in Mexico.
- The New England Patriots won Super Bowl LI against the Atlanta Falcons.
- The Golden State Warriors won the 2017 NBA Finals championship.
- Donald Trump became President of the U.S.
- Steph Curry turned down Donald Trump’s invitation to The White House.
- LeBron James called Donald Trump a “bum” on Twitter.
- Donald Trump called NFL players who took a knee “s.o.b.” and disrespectful.
- Eminem came for Donald Trump at BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher.
- Donald’s Trump Twitter account was deactivated by an employee for 11 min.
- Rapper Kevin Gates got 30 months in prison for a gun charge.
- Rapper NBA Youngboy was release from prison after serving 8 months.
- Young Dolph got shot in Los Angeles after an altercation and survived.
- O.J. Simpson was released from prison after serving 9 years.
- Tom Joyner announced that he would be retiring from radio in 2 years.
- Birdman got his platinum teeth removed.
- Wendy Williams fainted on live TV from overheating.
- Livario Ball and 2 other UCLA students were arrested in China for shoplifting.
- Twitter changed character limit from 140 to 280 for everybody.
- Meek Mill got 2-4 years in prison for probation violation.
- 50 Cent inked an 8 figure deal with Starz.
- A terrorist attack involing a bom took place in New York City.
Yeah, that about covers it. See you all in 2018.
-Farlin Ave (@farlinave)