OJ Da Juiceman was shot eight times in April 2008, according to a number of interviews conducted with the rapper around the time he first emerged as an artist. It was during, he says, a "brick deal gone bad." In one interview, he says he was shot eight times on a Sunday, left the hospital by Wednesday (after which he compared himself to Wolverine), and was performing at a concert by that Saturday in Cincinnati. His debut LP was released in August of that year.