According to sources, Bushwick Bill has passed away after being in a medically induced coma.
Rapper Bushwick Bill arrives at the G.O.O.D Music "Heavenly" Grammy After Party held at The Lot Studios in Los Angeles, Calif., on February 8, 2006. His son, Javon, reportedly shared with TMZ that Bill's last words to him were "I will love you forever".
Bill's publicist, Dawn P, told the AP the rapper was on a ventilator at a Colorado hospital.
- The legendary rap group Geto Boys put Houston on the map and one of its members is the iconic Bushwick Bill.
"His family appreciates all of the prayers and support and are asking for privacy at this time", the statement said.
Richard Stephen Shaw, a Jamaican-American rapper better known by his stage name Bushwick Bill.
Raq Rants: Raquel Harper talks to a celebrity guest with ties to the hip hop and R&B communities. 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".
Bushwick famously lost his eye in 1991 after accidentally shooting himself in the face during an argument with his girlfriend.
In the span of a decade, from 1988 to 1998 - including a three-year hiatus, from '93 to '96 - Geto Boys released an impressive six albums.
"I been keeping it to myself, but I'm getting ready to tell Scarface and Willie D", Bill explained to the outlet.
"I'm not really afraid of dying because if anyone knows anything about me from 'Ever So Clear, ' I died and came back already in June 1991, so I know what it's like on the other side", said Bill, during a recent interview.
In the 1980s Bill joined the group as a dancer named "Little Billy".