Date: Early '90s

What Happened? Dennis Coles aka Ghostface Killah was reportedly shot in the neck and arm while he and other members of Wu-Tang were living in Ohio prior to the group's breakout in '93.

How He Responded: Ghost never went into full detail about the shooting, but he makes references to it on songs like "Striving For Perfection" and "Can It All Be So Simple (Remix)" on Cuban Linx. Needless to say, Ghost's entire career on wax postdates his brush with death. Fans of stream-of-conscious flows and brightly hued Clarks are thankful that Ghost didn't get it (at least not from the Grim Reaper) in Ohio.