Rapper The Game pays his respects to hip-hop and R+B's tragic souls in his new DREAMS video, in which he retells the 2001 shooting incident that left him in a coma, fighting for his life.
LISA 'LEFT EYE' LOPES (corr), took him a month to write.
He admits that watching the harrowing video, in which he acts out his hospital stay as he battled to live, was tough at times.
The Game says, "I damn near get tears in my eyes I would not wish this position on nobody.
"In no way shape or form have I ever tried to glorify me getting shot or glorify gang-banging or shooting, killing or selling drugs; it's all negativity and those are things that stem from growing up in Compton (California) and being from a broken home.
"Definitely, don't try this at home; it's not for you kid."