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6. Kanye West's Car Accident

In October 2002, Kanye West was in a major car accident, resulting in an injury that required his jaw to be wired shut. In 2005, he was receiving a Grammy nomination for “Through the Wire,” a track he rapped while his mouth was still literally wired shut. The track earned Kanye the necessary traction for his debut album, The College Dropout, to become a major success. That accident helped launch one of the biggest hip-hop superstars of this era.

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