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Bushwick Bill Biography – Bushwick Bill Wiki
Bushwick Bill born Richard Stephen Shaw, is a Jamaican-American rapper. He was born in Kingston, Jamaica and moved to Brooklyn, New York in his youth before ultimately settling in Houston, where he joined Geto Boys as a dancer in the late 1980s.
Shaw suffered from dwarfism throughout his life, which informed to his early Geto Boys stage name “Little Billy.” At 3 feet 8 inches tall, he became one of the group’s most memorable contributors, and his image graced the cover of Geto Boys’ 1991 album We Can’t Be Stopped, which depicts groupmates Scarface and Willie D rushing Shaw to the hospital after shooting his own eye out in the summer of 1991. Shaw released six studio albums as a solo artist including 1992’s Little Big Man, 1995’s Phantom of the Rapra, and most recently the 2010 album My Testimony of Redemption.
Bushwick Bill Age
He was born on December 8, 1966, in Kingston, Jamaica. He died on June 9, 2019, in Houston, Texas at the age of 52.
Bushwick Bill Children
He has 4 children.
Bushwick Bill Parents – Bushwick Bill Family
Rollin Shaw (father) and Deloris Shaw (mother). His father was a merchant marine, and his mother was a maid.
Bushwick Bill Height
He stands at a height of 3 feet 8 inches (1.12 m) tall.
Bushwick Bill Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.
Bushwick Bill Eye
On October 10, 1991, Shaw shot himself in the eye during an argument with his girlfriend, losing his right eye in the process while under the influence of Everclear grain alcohol and PCP. The aftermath of the incident was documented on the album cover for Geto Boys’ 1991 album We Can’t Be Stopped, which shows Shaw being pushed through the hospital on a gurney by bandmates Willie D and Scarface.
Bushwick Bill Health – Bushwick Bill Cancer
On May 1, 2019, Shaw revealed that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
Bushwick Bill Death
He died on June 9, 2019, in Houston, Texas at the age of 52. His publicist confirmed in a statement on Instagram.
“Bushwick Bill passed away peacefully today at 9:35 p.m.. His family appreciates all of the prayers and support, He will truly be missed.”
Earlier that day reports had emerged that Shaw had died, but news of his death was later refuted by his son in a statement on Instagram.
He wrote, “Contrary to what has been prematurely, insensitively, and inaccurately posted/reported – My dad IS NOT dead, he’s still alive and fighting for his life. He needs your continued prayers and support. Certain people have been so quick to write him off as dead so they can capitalize off it, and it’s messed up because yall really think these people care about him. There is no Geto Boys without Bushwick Bill.”
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Contrary to what has been prematurely, insensitively, and inaccurately posted/reported – My dad IS NOT dead, he’s still alive and fighting for his life. He needs your continued prayers and support. Certain people have been so quick to write him off as dead so they can capitalize off it, and it’s messed up because yall really think these people care about him. There is no Geto Boys without Bushwick Bill. Please repost to help combat the fake news. Thank you @tmz_tv & @realdawn_p for the updated report. On behalf of the family we’re requesting privacy until further notice. #news #bushwickbill #chuckwick #getoboys #tmz
Bushwick Bill Cause of Death
Shaw died of pancreatic cancer.
Bushwick Bill Wife
This information is being updated.
Bushwick Bill Songs
- Mind Playing Tricks on Me
- Ever So Clear
- Damn It Feels Good to Be a Gangsta
- Who’s The Biggest
- Call Me Crazy
- Only God Knows
- When It Get’s Gangsta
- G Code
- First Light of the Day
- Wha Cha Gonna Do?
- Copper to Cash
- Dollars and Sense
- Geto Boys & Girls
- Time Taker
- Stop Lying
- Times Is Hard
- The Secret
- Yes, Yes, Y’all
- Don’t Come to Big
- Gangsta of Love
- Mind of a Lunatic
- Letter From KKK
- Take Em’ Off
- Straight Gangstaism
- The Bushwicken
- Already Dead
- Six Feet Deep