Bushwick Bill, 52 – Bushwick Bill, who was the founding member of the pioneering rap crew Geto Boys died in June of last year after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 52 years old at the time of his passing.
The rapper moved from his hometown in Kingston, Jamaica to Bushwick, Brooklyn as a child, but it wasn’t until he relocated to Houston that his passion for rapping began.
Bill’s larger than life persona and performative storytelling lent to his catchy lyricism and famous bars. The Geto Boys had classics like “F*** a War,” “Mind Playing Tricks On Me” and “Mind of a Lunatic”. Their undeniable style also pioneered the sound of southern rap in the ’80s and ’90s.
Bill released six solo albums from 1992 to 2010 and, the team even reunited for what would be their last album together in 2005 called The Foundation.