Bushwick Bill, one of the founding members of one of the most distinguished rap groups, Geto Boys passed away on Sunday night after suffering from pancreatic cancer.
Throughout Sunday afternoon there were numerous rumors of the rapper’s passing which were debunked by his children and TMZ. However, late Sunday night, report went out that the 52-year-old rapper who was on a ventilator died.
“Bushwick Bill passed away peacefully this evening at 9:35 P.M. He was surrounded by his immediate family,” the rapper’s publicist, Dawn P., said in a statement on Sunday night. “There were incorrect previous reports that he had passed away this morning. We are looking into doing a public memorial at a later date. His family appreciates all of the prayers and support and are asking for privacy at this time.”
The hardcore rapper was born in Kingston, Jamaica but at a young age he moved to the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, New York which is how he got the name Bushwick Bill. He later moved to the fifth ward section of Houston Texas where eventually teamed up with Scarface and Willie D to form the Geto Boys.
In 1991, the group released the classic album, “we can’t be stopped”, the album contains the song “My mind is playing tricks on me” which is considered one of the greatest hip hop songs of all time.