Bushwick Expense, a member of the legendary Houston rap group the Geto Boys, passed away Sunday night (June 9) after a fight with pancreatic cancer. His publicist confirmed his passing toWandererHe was 52.
Born in Jamaica and raised in Brooklyn, Bushwick Bill was introduced into the Geto Boys in 1986 as a dancer called Little Billy, eventually transitioning to dropping rhymes on the group’s launching album,Making Problem, in1988 The group– consisting of him, Scarface, and Willie D– would grow to become category stalwarts thanks to their pioneering efforts in horrorcore rap. Their 3rd studio album,We Can’t Be Stopped, would go platinum in1992 Over the course of 7 of the group’s 8 albums, Bushwick Expense’s voice can be heard typing smooth and hot circulations.
He also found infamy appearing on the cover of the group’sWe Can’t Be Stoppedalbum in 1991 in a medical facility gown after suffering a gunshot injury to the eye. He went over the occurrence on his tune “Ever So Clear,” rapping, “And I’m thankful that I’m here, gee/ But it’s screwed up I needed to lose an eye to see shit plainly.”
Far From Geto Boys, Bushwick Bill was similarly as solid. He dropped his debut solo studio LP,Little Big Man, in 1992, which peaked at No. 15 on theSignboardHot200 He released six solo albums too; his last studio LP was 2010’sMy Statement of RedemptionHe was currently preparing on heading out on a solo trek called the “Phuck Cancer” tour before his death.
Members of the hip-hop community, consisting of long time icons Juicy J and Bun B, have actually come forward to pay their aspects.