News: Lil Scrappy Hospitalized After Dodging Death, "I D*mn Near Died If It Weren't For My..."

Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 12:15PM

Written by Biz Jones

Atlanta rapper Lil Scrappy was reportedly under the care of hospital staff this week after reportedly suffering a near-fatal asthma attack in his hometown.

According to reports, a nasty asthma attack forced him to get immediate medical attention.

Rap star Lil' Scrappy -- who's worked with Lil Jon, 50 Cent, Three 6 Mafia and more -- was hospitalized in Atlanta yesterday after suffering a nasty asthma attack ... TMZ has learned. Scrappy tells us ... "I damn near died ... if it weren't for my driver, mom, and rap artist I would have been dead." The 28-year-old says he had been drinking pretty hard Monday night ... and when he woke up Tuesday morning, he could barely breath and couldn't talk -- "I felt like I was dying." Fortunately, Scrappy's people rushed him to Emory University Hospital ... where he was treated and released. Scrappy says he now owns a "breathing machine" and tells us, "I will never leave anywhere without it again." (TMZ)

Outside of medical conditions, Scrappy parted ways with Ludacris' Disturbin' Tha Peace last fall.

Atlanta rapper Lil Scrappy announced this week the upcoming release of his new album via a new recording venture. Scrappy's G-Sup imprint has partnered with S-Line, a company owned by Scappy's manager Kevin Clark. G-Sup/S-Line has embarked in a joint venture with Bonzi Records, a label owned by platinum producer J Wells and distributed by Universal/Fontana. (Press Release)

Although his upcoming The Grustle LP does not have an exact release date, fans can expect to hear collaborations alongside rap stars like Bun B and Twista.

Lil Scrappy's new album The Grustle is set for an early 2012 release. According to the label's early reports, the album will feature a stellar line up of appearances including the ones by hip hop legend Bun B, lyrical phenomenon Twista and critically acclaimed newcomer 2 Chainz, among several others. Hit producer Non-Stop, who is known for his work with the likes of T.I., Young Jeezy, Gucci Mane, E-40 and more, will handle most of the production duties for the project. (Press Release)

In late 2009, Scrappy hit up SOHH and talked about partnering with Luda.

"Luda let me do my thing," Scrappy told SOHH. "[DTP manager] Chaka, everybody let me do my thing. They come in where they come in. Where I need them to come in, they come through and do they label thing. But me, I'm me, by myself. I've been doing it by myself -- that was the whole thing with getting off Warner Brothers and not messing with Violator Management, going to get my own management. Nobody sent them to me, somebody to really get my team right...Or I could be like Beanie [Sigel], you know what I'm saying, just go hard on Luda cuz. [laughs] I don't know if I'm gonna win or not...[laughs]." (SOHH)

Check out a recent Lil Scrappy interview down below:

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