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Bushwick Bill

Bushwick Bill
Background information
Birth name Richard Shaw
Born December 8, 1966(1966-12-08)
Kingston, Jamaica
Died June 9, 2019(2019-06-09) (aged 52)
Denver, Colorado, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper
Years active 1988–2019
Labels Rap-a-Lot
Associated acts Geto Boys
Website Official Myspace

Richard Shaw (December 8, 1966June 9, 2019), known by his stage name, Bushwick Bill, was an American rapper of Jamaican descent. He was best known as being a member of the rap group, Geto Boys. Bushwick Bill has dwarfism.

Life

He lost his eye when he was depressed, drunk and suicidal, and went to his girlfriend's house and asked her to shoot him. She refused, and he threatened to hurt their baby. After a struggle, the gun went off and the bullet pierced his eye which left the bullet stuck inside his head. Bill survived the accident.[1] The album cover for Geto Boy's 1991 album, We Can't Be Stopped is a picture of Bill in the hospital after his accident.[2]

On May 1, 2019, he revealed that in February of that year he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.[3] He died a month later on June 9, 2019 at a Denver, Colorado hospital from the disease, aged 52.[4]

Discography

Albums

Bushwick Bill has released 6 studio albums:

Year Album
1992 Little Big Man
1995 Phantom of the Rapra
1998 No Surrender…No Retreat
2001 Universal Small Souljah
2005 Gutta Mixx
2010 My Testimony of Redemption

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