Joell Ortiz used to "stand on the corner to make [his] living," an allusion to his admitted drug-dealing past, as he testifies on this video. So it's all the more heartwrenching to see the guy choke up when discussing his trip to the GRAMMYs, talking to Dr. Dre and how "hip-hop doesn't have a background check." Watch the clip above.

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