How 21 Rappers Responded To Near-Death Experiences

The Game

while in the hospital,

Date: October 2001

What Happened?: Jayceon Taylor was shot five times at his Compton apartment after a drug-deal-gone-wrong. He went into a three-day coma afterwards.

How He Responded: As traumatic as it was, getting shot helped Game turn his life around. Realizing that if he stayed in the drug game he'd end up dead or in jail sooner or later, Game studied classic rap albums by N.W.A, Biggie, and Nas, while in the hospital. After his release he took rapping more seriously than ever and four years later Game had a No. 1 album with The Documentary.

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