Bushwick Bill
1966 - 2019
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Bushwick Bill was a member of the iconic Houston based rap trio the Geto Boys. Real name Richard Shaw, he was born in Kingston, Jamaica with dwarfism. He first joined the Geto Boys as a dancer and then became a rapper alongside Willie D and Scarface. The trio were pioneers of southern hip-hop and horrorcore. Bushwick Bill was featured on the Geto Boy’s hit songs, “Mind Playing Tricks on Me” and “Damn It Feels Good to Be a Gangsta.” He also released multiple solo albums.

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Published in Trib Total Media on Jun. 10, 2019.
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April 29, 2020
Rest in Love You will be missed
Katrina Robinson
Acquaintance
October 4, 2019
We send our condolences To Bushwick Bill Family From Sanchez family dora gloria norma emma mike andrew edward louse henry we love you
Sanchez Family
Friend
August 31, 2019
You're already missed by many and know that we loved you and I appreciate you for being a friend for life. RiP Bushwick Bill!
Felicia White
Friend
August 24, 2019
Bushwick bill rest in peace we will miss you from acres home tutson family
Dora Tutson
Friend
August 19, 2019
My condolences as you cope with the loss of your dear loved one. Our prayer is that you find comfort and hope during this trying time.
August 13, 2019
May your family find strength from the love and care that surrounds you and comfort from our loving heavenly Father, and in the memories that you shared.
July 26, 2019
Nice guy, crossed paths duirng our graff days when he wrote IF. RIP
jay torres
Acquaintance
July 12, 2019
I had no idea that he was battling cancer or that he had passed. His brother Chris and I were good friends back in the gap. The last time I saw him he was Club Atlantis with Flav, which was also a very long time ago. I guess I've been in a bubble. My sincerest condolences to the family and his many friends. Neek'
Shan Dee (aka Neek) Fran
Friend
July 8, 2019
Big Bushwick bill rest in peace sadly miss
Rowan Dixon
Friend
July 4, 2019
You will be missed I love your music... your family have my condolences..
Beverly P. Joseph
Friend
July 3, 2019
Much love homie rest in peace
Larry Williams
July 3, 2019
U will always be a ghetto boy n i will never stop listing to your music rest n peace n heaven with the father n son u will be truly miss ghetto boys 4 life
Guy Adams
Friend
July 2, 2019
Bushwick to me your words I have always felt. The obstacles with depression and even the violence that came with my anger. You will be missed. Thank you for all you have done. You have definitely had a huge impact in my life. I will miss you. I'm sad I will never get to meet you.
Melo Rios
July 1, 2019
Gone 2 soon,I love his music
Marlon Meadows
Significant_other
June 28, 2019
Rest in Peace.
A P
Family
June 28, 2019
My condolences to the family and friends of Bushwick. As you lean on each other for support may the God of comfort and peace guide you through these trying times.
June 27, 2019
Fly high Bushwick!! You'll never be forgotten and your music will live on forever!! RIP
Gary Laxton
Friend
June 27, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Kashmere garden
June 24, 2019
Hip Hop Legend gone to soon R.I.P Bushwick Bill gone but never forgotten your fan Robert Talford!!!
Robert Talford
June 23, 2019
RIP Bushwick Bill . Forever I will love your music.
Calantha Allen
Friend
June 22, 2019
I love you,rest in pease.
June 22, 2019
RIP
Kristie Jennings
Neighbor
June 21, 2019
Rest in peace bushwick bill
Big Jim
June 21, 2019
He played with me as a kid in Bushwick Brooklyn, my grandmother use to be mad when played dice in front of our house , but he always respected her when she said leave , after a while I didnt see him around anymore , then years later in high school Im watching video music box and I show a group called the ghetto boys and screamed for joy !!!, he was the spark of I can do it do , I became a music producer and got to tell him thank you years later when I was in Houston working with Scarface on a album I produced , bill and I got to Reunite and it was amazing time , we took our girlfriends out we went to studio and had an amazing time . Thank you for everything and you are and will be inspiration to hip-hop fans forever .i can say I knew you as a neighbor friend fan and pier .
Dwayne Deenucka Johnson
Neighbor
June 21, 2019
I'm so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort from God who help you thru your time of sorrow. 2 Cor 1:2-4
T T
June 21, 2019
Love his music it will be listened to forever.
opie Toe
Significant_other
June 20, 2019
Thanks for the talent you show the world
Virzell Hubbard
June 20, 2019
I was one of the few white guys in Gary when getto boy's started kicking it.
Will miss you man...
TIM MEIER
Friend
June 20, 2019
RIP PRAYERS TO THE FAMILY
June 20, 2019
I've told this story, a thousand times, but I won't today. Thank you for helping a stranded, white boy, at Airport, and Belfort, 3AM ... Houston, TX. Days, after the towers fell. It was an impacting, two hours, that I'll never forget, and I'll proudly discuss your kindness, until the day I die. Incredible person, no race mattered ... thank you, so much !!! Your difference will ALWAYS stay with me.
James Campbell
Friend
June 19, 2019
R.I.P. Bushwick Bill
June 19, 2019
I knew Bill back in his formative days since I lived next door. I knew him as Billie back then. We did lots of running around together. Our families were on more than speaking terms with each other as neighbors should be. He will be missed.
Drew Haughton
Friend
June 19, 2019
Thanks for the LOVE..5th Ward 4 Life
Tottie
June 19, 2019
To the family may bb forever rest in heaven
kimberly brown &family
June 18, 2019
Rip BUSHWICK YOU was one of the Best In Hearts Forever
Dee
June 18, 2019
Music is universal and inspires us all, you shared your talent and gave it all you had, your death is sad. I look forward to meeting you in Paradise. B.J.
June 18, 2019
Bushwich Bill you are a legend and will forever live on.
Mike Vasquez
June 17, 2019
Rip Bushwick you influenced a lot of rappers me personally your memories will always be with us may God bless
Mac blizo
June 17, 2019
rest in peace to richard "bushwick bill" stephen shaw i hate to hear you've left us iam a huge fan of you & geto boys & i went to middle school with your son javen mother i know her very well you'll be greatly missed i still can't believe you're gone it's geto boys for life
john lewis
Friend
June 16, 2019
Rip homie your legend in music lives on.
Ondell Talley
Friend
June 16, 2019
I can remember that on Halloween 1991 I was 16 years old. "Mind Playing Tricks On Me" was the anthem. So many good memories of my adolescent years. That song is a huge on on the soundtrack to my life. I've always been a big Bushwick Bill fan since I first discovered his music. They don't come too big. Rest easy my guy.
Emmanuel Holley
Friend
June 14, 2019
I remember a short conversation we had on an elevator. That conversation has been an inspiration to me since 2001. Bushwick will always be remembered as a legend and an inspiration.
Tarmeque Stewart
June 14, 2019
You will never be forgotten. RIP lil big man!
Jeff LaRue
Significant_other
June 14, 2019
Oh man such a legend! So talented!
Very nice to common people
I waited on him at a restaurant in east st louis I been a huge fan of his before that
And told I would was so happy to meet him
So so nice and humble and a good tipper!
Man Mr. Bushwick you will be missed
But you will on through your music as your music has inspired many before
Thank Sir
Bridget McGrath
Acquaintance
June 13, 2019
Loved your music ❤ that will live forever
Debbie Kidd
June 13, 2019
You will be missed. In the words of your Geto Boys member Big Mike from the song "Six feet deep" You may be gone but you damn sure ain't forgotten!!! I love you brother.
Jarrett Vines
Friend
June 13, 2019
RIP Bushwick Bill,
Your music, vibe & talent cannot be compared to any other artist(s). Only those who've lived in urban America really understood your attitude lyrics. Others have been educated. I am a C survivor & will continue the fight just as you have with strength & dignity.
My Sincere Condolences to All of Your Family & Friends. JAS from da 860 (CT),
June 13, 2019
Rest in heaven fam, Bushwick Bill was a close friend of mine and will be truly missed but, will never be forgotten from the Brewster family. We had our ups and downs but after a few minutes, we'd be like nothing ever happened.i have alot here in my studio and car to remember him by. I could go on and on but I'll stop here due to the of joy. No more suffering, in a way better place than this. GOD bless the family.
Terrence Brewster
Friend
June 13, 2019
Offering condolences for your loss. May your fondest memories bring comfort during times of distress.
Betty-NC
June 13, 2019
Many are dying so young....My mind is playing tricks on me is a hip hop classic....my condolences to the family.....
KM
June 13, 2019
"Absence from the body is presence with the Lord". GB for LIFE Bushwick Bill " The Ressurection Album" Time Taker track 9 verse 3 thx for keeping it 100. LEGENDARY G !! My condolences and prayers to BB family and friends
Deede Calloway
June 13, 2019
"Absence from the body is presence with the Lord". GB for LIFE Bushwick Bill " The Ressurection Album" Time Taker track 9 verse 3 thx for keeping it 100. LEGENDARY G !! My condolences and prayers to BB family and friends
Deede Calloway
June 13, 2019
Sondra Owens
Friend
June 13, 2019
R.I.P. BUSHWICK BILL! YOU WILL TRULY BE MISSED! THANK YOU FOR ALWAYS CHECKING ON US WHEN YOU COME TO MEMPHIS, TN.I WILL MISS THAT CRAZY LAUGH AND THE LONG TALKS. WE LOVE YOU MAN! SONDRA MILLER-OWENS AND FAMILY!
Sondra Owens
Friend
June 12, 2019
Rip god bless love mama ( roosters mom) 7th ward New Orleans
Rooster red
Friend
June 12, 2019
R.I.h bushwick bill met bushwick in Hayward.Ca my kids met bushwick also the Houston rapper. Nice guy Very smooth cat .One love Darryl Kerr. From Oakland.ca
Darryl Kerr
Friend
June 12, 2019
Thanks bushwick bill for the great music and the great person you are keep looking over us my condolences to you and your family RIP
June 12, 2019
RIP to the legendary Bushwick Bill. Him and the Geto Boys got me through so much stuff while in school. I would just come home and religiously listen to their music and it would help me forget about all the things I was going through.
#RIPBushwickBill #GetoBoysForLife
Carl
June 12, 2019
Darlene
June 12, 2019
Gone But Not Forgotten another Real One has went home
My condolences to the family!!!!
D.E Pica$$o Roberts
June 12, 2019
Sorry for your loss Rosie and family
Marva Fant
Coworker
June 12, 2019
Incredible voice meet him once in my neighborhood Cloverland was very polite you will be truly missed to the family keep your head up God never makes a mistake much Love to the family
Stephanie Sumbler
June 11, 2019
The music...The music...The music... is what I will always remember from your legendary talent...The stories one told through the beats and videos still stay with me forever. I will keep listening and never forget the ones who paved the way for the rappers today..NO ONE or GROUP CAN COMPARE...Prayers and BLESSINGS to the family....MUCH LOVE❤❤
Valenda Newell
June 11, 2019
Rest In Peace Bushwick Bill...thank you and God for the music....your legacy lives.... much love
June 11, 2019
RIP to a true legend.
debra willis
June 11, 2019
Rest easy my Brother...It was great to have known you.
My prayers and condolences goes out to your family.
#5thWardforLife#RIP#
Craig Latson
June 11, 2019
Rest in peace - condolences to the family - I was hoping my mind was playing tricks on me when I saw online that you passed away and that was one of my favorite songs ever. You will truly be missed.

Karen Michele Doyle
Saratoga Springs, NY
June 11, 2019
Nina Grimes
Sister
June 11, 2019
R.I.P My Brother. Your Legacy Will Live On. My Prayers and Condolences goes out to Your Family
Shantika Steed
Friend
June 11, 2019
I was such a fan of Bushwick Bill's that my son was called Bushwick when he was younger bc he was so short for such a long time...I love the Ghetto Boyz!! We are truly going to miss u and your raw talent in our music world...and I didn't know that we were born a day apart (my bday is Dec 7, 1966)...Sagittarius Strong! RiP..No more aches and pains
Donna Williams
Friend
June 11, 2019
You will be really missed. My favorite rapper and group. There will never be another great like you. R.I.P. my friend!!!
Sean Weir SR
June 11, 2019
He is a legend
Kathy Woody
June 11, 2019
My prayers and condolences go out the family and friends of this iconic rapper. I enjoyed listening to the hit song 'My mind playing tricks on me". Rip Bushwick Bill. There will be no more pain and suffering in paradise. May God be with you always!!!
Tedra Ford
Friend
June 11, 2019
I grew up on the geto boys and Bushwick bill was a hip hip ledge....... He will be remembered by performing CHUCKIE.... R. I. H
Steve Ballentine
Acquaintance
June 11, 2019
You will be truly miss .May God rest your soul.
Cassandra King
June 11, 2019
Rest Well My Brother Bushwick Bill......from Pastor Aaron as you called me.
Aaron Thomas
Friend
June 11, 2019
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Felicia White
Brother
June 11, 2019
My condolences to the family, friends, live ones and also his fans
Debbie Baggett
June 11, 2019
Bushwick will truly be missed. I loved all his music since day one..
Andre Dunford
Student
June 11, 2019
Fam,you let the world know that true talent comes in all shapes and sizes! R.I.P,bruh and my deepest condolences to yo . God Bless
Brackus Golden
Brother
June 11, 2019
I was a big fan of bushwick bill. Ever clear was eye opening for people to realize everyone has feeling big or small. To the family keep your hands in gods unchanging hands.
Dagion Streams
June 11, 2019
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Angela Little
Friend
June 11, 2019
Rest in Power Sir a Legend in the Business from a Legendary Group and Time he will be Soarly Missed Mr Richard Shaw AKA Bushwick Bill we Love You Brother my Condolences and Prayers go out to all of your Family and Loved ones.
Kenya Rogers
June 11, 2019
A genuine legend that will be missed by many!! Blessings!
J Hudson
June 11, 2019
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Ann£
June 11, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. I was a fan of Bushwick Bill. His rap skills were truly amazing. He will surly be miss. Luke 18:1 Pray and never give up
June 11, 2019
A Great Man has his Angel wings Great talent and wonderful spirit. My Condolences to the family. my God keep you in his loving arms.
Cynthia Tisdale
June 11, 2019
Phillipians 4:13 is a scripture I find reassuring for difficult and heartbreaking situations. I hope you find it as comforting as I do.
June 11, 2019
God will stay close to your family and give you peace.
June 11, 2019
Please accept my deepest sympathy for the Shaw family and friends. I hope knowing that youre in the thoughts and prayers of many bring you a measure of comfort. God made a promise or the futurethst is ure and bright at 1 Thessalonians 4:14
Dana
June 11, 2019
To the family of Bill my condolences. I am so sorry for your loss. He will be miss we wish the family Gods blessing.
JD
June 11, 2019
My deepest sympathy for your loss. There are no words that can ease the pain of losing someone so beloved. May you find comfort and peace in knowing that your loved one is in God's memory, because those who fall asleep in death are precious in his eyes. Psalms 116:15
Patricia Chavis
June 11, 2019
Ann Stokman
June 11, 2019
My sympathies to the family. May the God of comfort be with you at this difficult time.
June 11, 2019
For Bill and his family. He was an exceptional person. May he rest in power.
Mercedes Mallard
June 11, 2019
Just want to say you was an iconic rapper and performer. From one of your biggest fans. Im dearly sorry for your loss.
June 10, 2019
Deepest sympathy. Mr. Shaw will be missed dearly. My thoughts and prayers in this difficult time.
June 10, 2019
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
June 10, 2019
Sorry for your loss
Wanda Brewer
June 10, 2019
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
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