Bushwick Bill

Bushwick Bill
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Bushwick Bill performing in 2005
Background information
Birth nameRichard Stephen Shaw
Also known as
  • Bushwick Bill
  • Little Billy
Born(1966-12-08)December 8, 1966
Kingston, Jamaica[1]
DiedJune 9, 2019(2019-06-09) (aged 52)
Colorado, U.S.
GenresHip hop, Southern hip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1986–2019
LabelsRap-a-Lot
Associated acts
Height3 ft 8 in (1.12 m)
Children4
Parents
  • Rollin Shaw (father)
  • Deloris Shaw (d. 2015) (mother)

Richard Stephen Shaw (December 8, 1966 – June 9, 2019) was a Jamaican-American rapper and record producer better known by his stage name Bushwick Bill.[2][3] He was best known as a member of the pioneering Texas hip hop group Geto Boys, a group he originally joined as a dancer in 1986 as Little Billy. He went on to become one third of the best-known incarnation of the group, alongside Willie D and Scarface.

Early life

Bushwick Bill was born Richard Stephen Shaw on December 8, 1966, in Kingston, Jamaica. His father was a merchant marine, and his mother was a maid. Shaw was born with dwarfism and was listed as 3 feet 8 inches (112 cm) tall.[4]

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