Bushwick Bill

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Bushwick Bill

Bushwick Bill
Background information
Birth name Richard Shaw
Born December 8, 1966 (1966-12-08) (age 47)
Jamaica
Origin Houston, Texas, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper
Years active 1988–present
Labels Rap-a-Lot
Associated acts Geto Boys
Website Official Myspace

Richard Shaw (born December 8, 1966 in Jamaica), known by his stage name, Bushwick Bill, is an American rapper of Jamaican descent. He is best known as being a member of the rap group, Geto Boys. Bushwick Bill has dwarfism. 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].

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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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