Geto Boys’ Bushwick Bill Dead at 52


Bill’s reps confirm he died Sunday evening surrounded by family at 9:35 PM in Houston. (Click Here For Story)

His publicist says plans are underway for a public memorial.

His son, Javon, tells TMZ … Bill’s final words were, “I will love you forever.”

Bushwick Bill, real name Richard Shaw, was 52.


Bushwick Bill, Scarface and Willie D became the Geto Boys in Houston back in 1988 and signed with J. Prince‘s Rap-A-Lot Records. The group was instantly controversial for its graphic lyrics which made radio airplay almost impossible. Their 1991 album “Can’t Be Stopped” still went platinum, though, on the strength of classics like, “Mind Playing Tricks On Me.”

Just a few weeks ago, the rap trio was trying to put together a reunion, but it fell apart at the last minute.

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