Prince Be of P.M. Dawn, “Set Adrift On Memory Bliss” – Leg Amputated
Gangsta rap was just about to completely reshape the hip-hop universe in 1991, but New Jersey-based hip-hop duo P.M. Dawn snuck in under the wire with “Set Adrift On Memory Bliss,” their #1 Billboard hit that brought a smooth New Age vibe to rap music.
The song was a huge crossover success and they released a few follow-ups but never rose to #1 on the Billboard charts again. Unfortunately, rapper Prince Be suffered a stroke in 2005 that paralyzed half his body, and another stroke in 2009 led to an infection that cost him his right leg.