In many areas of hip hop culture, violence goes with the territory. Although some rappers like Childish Gambino may come from more peaceful backgrounds, others grew up in neighborhoods where it’s hard not to make enemies. Luckily, not everyone goes the way of Tupac and Biggie. Here are 8 rappers who took a bullet (or nine) and lived to tell the tale.
Maybe the most famous example. The interesting thing about 50 Cent is that the bullet in his jaw gave him a slurred, slower flow on the mic. He worked being shot nine times not only into the content, but into the very craft of his rap.
It’s not uncommon to hear of rappers being involved in street violence. Many come from rough backgrounds. These 8 rappers were shot, but lived to tell the tale.