I came across this video on YZ, whose 1993 album 'The Ghetto's Been Good To Me' I used to play non stop.
What I didn't know and didn't expect was that he has gone partially deaf.
As a musician I am constantly exposed to loud music at venues and have made it a habit to always carry a pair of ear plugs with me.
I can't stress it enough, but if you watch this short video you will not only to get a little piece of Hip-Hop history but also a first hand account of the importance of caring for your hearing.
Wishing you continued success!