Frequent Roots collaborator, Dice Raw is recuperating from injuries he suffered in a car crash last week (January 5) in his hometown of Philadelphia.
According to Dice, whose real name is Karl Jenkins; a young woman ran a red light while making a turn in North Philadelphia causing a head-on collision with the rapper’s new Jaguar XK convertible.
Dice was rushed to the hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released.
“It happened so fast – I was turning and this silly b^^ch decided she couldn’t wait two seconds and swerved around someone that was stopped and blew through the red light,” Dice told AllHipHop. “My car got totaled, my face got all cut up, my ankle and knee are fucked and I still can’t walk.”
The accident caused the rapper/producer to begrudgingly miss a meaningful interview in New York with Statik Selektah on Shade 45.
“I did get to call in to do the interview, but Thought, Truck, and STS went in on a crazy long freestyle and I couldn’t like jump in over the phone,” says Raw. “It was like being a kid and watching your friends playin right outside your window and you stuck in the house. But they really went in and killed that s**t and it’s always good to see your people doing their thing.”
Dice says that strangely, some good has come out of the accident, though. His incapacitating injuries have given him a new outlook on the life.
“Since I’m laid up now for almost a week, I’ve been thinking about all the handicap people who are less fortunate then everybody that walks around and does whatever they want whenever they wan,” he tells AllHipHop. I’m definitely going to be figuring out how to get more involved and give my time to handicap organizations to raise awareness.”
Dice Raw is expected to make a full recovery.
Pictures from the accident scene below.