Rapper Juelz Santana nearly wept with grief when he thought eight months worth of work had been lost on his computer.

The THERE IT GO! (THE WHISTLE SONG) hitmaker, 21, had recorded 150 new songs with no back-up files, when his computer crashed and left him in a state of panic.

He says, "I was so scared I was going to lose all of those files.

"I had left the computer on 24 hours a day for eight months, the entire time I was recording, I didn't have no back-up, nothing.

"Man, I could have cried."

Fortunately all his work was recovered after two weeks and $10,000 (GBP5,500) worth of repairs.