Rest In Power: Geto Boys’ Bushwick Bill Passes (courtesy of @HoustonChron)


Courtesy of Houston Chronicle A Caribbean immigrant with dwarfism whose stage name derived from the New York neighborhood where he grew up, Bushwick Bill was an outsider in just about every way, which made him a quintessentially Houston artist. Richard Stephen Shaw – one third of the classic Geto Boys lineup – died of pancreatic cancer early Monday morning in Colorado at age 52.

With the Geto Boys, Shaw added his voice to a trio of classic hip-hop albums, and played a starring role in one of the most notable album covers ever made. He was typically fed his rhymes by writer/rappers Brad Jordan (aka Scarface) and Willie Dennis (Willie D), but he played the part of rapper and hype man with unparalleled flair and distinction.

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