The Artist: Joe Budden
When He Suffered Vocal Cord Damage: May 2003
How It Impacted Him: In the middle of a show, Jumpoff randomly lost his voice. He later visited a doctor in New York City and discovered that he had a polyp on one of his vocal cords. It forced him to shut down and forced his label Def Jam to rush his debut album out with several older songs that were recorded long before his first big hit, "Pump It Up," hit the radio.
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