Sorry, but you can't make a list about rappers surviving shootouts without 50 Cent. Fif invented the "using a shooting as a publicity stunt" shtick back in the early 2000s when he used his April 2000 shooting (where he got shot nine times! Can you believe it?!) to propel his career forward. He took six months to recover, built up his physique by working out regularly and started building up a war chest of freestyles and songs. And the rest is history!