Kool G Rap has been around for a long time, and we’d like to keep it that way. He came up through a tough upbringing in New York, but that didn’t stop him from reaching the top of the hip-hop mountain. He may have gotten older, but he’s still got it all; he even still performs around the globe. After a recent shooting at one of his performances in Norway, he might be closer to hanging them up than we think…
Kool G Rap
Sometimes rappers get themselves into some bad situations. Plenty of them come from rough upbringings, and sometimes they can’t avoid the past.
Legendary Rapper Kool G Rap was born in Corona, Queens, New York, and his early years were pretty rough.
G Rap did an interview with The Source about where he grew up, and he talked about how rough things ended up getting.
“Growing up in Corona was a like a little Harlem. It wasn’t that hard for a n***a to be influenced by the street life of mentality. I was like 15 years old, my dukes couldn’t dress a n***a no more and at that age you want a little money in your pocket. That’s what gets us all, material possessions. A n***a got caught up in that mentality. N***a started selling drugs at a certain point, and all that sh*t, it’s what was goin’ on in the streets… eventually all my friends got smoked. Everybody was dropping. All my friends started packing burners everyday, we was wild shorties.”
The now 48-year-old rapper was far away from home in Norway when he barely escaped with his life over this passed weekend. Right after he finished up his set and left the event, a man with a gun open fired at the location and ended up shooting two bouncers as well as two patrons.