what do you think of bushwick bill?

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the rapper of jamaican origin...

weasel diesel (K1l14n), Monday, 14 June 2004 08:48 (fifteen years ago) link

he was one of the geto boys, so is a hero.

Dave Stelfox (Dave Stelfox), Monday, 14 June 2004 09:05 (fifteen years ago) link

i like how he shot himself in the head. thats gangsta.

christhamrin (christhamrin), Monday, 14 June 2004 09:08 (fifteen years ago) link

i thought his g/f shot him? accidental discharge, though he was requesting that she shoot him?

weasel diesel (K1l14n), Monday, 14 June 2004 09:11 (fifteen years ago) link

oh yeah, i think youre right. still.

christhamrin (christhamrin), Monday, 14 June 2004 09:25 (fifteen years ago) link

I think he's short.


hector savage, Monday, 14 June 2004 09:35 (fifteen years ago) link

this thread needs greater focus. i will pose some questions:

does bushwick have any good solo albums? what is his solo output like?

do you think bushwick had the weakest delivery of the GB's?

do you think bushwick was the funniest writer in the GB's?

what bushwich tracks - GB or otherwise - do you enjoy?

weasel diesel (K1l14n), Monday, 14 June 2004 09:49 (fifteen years ago) link

yo scarface we all luv u ova here in da a-town u r a inspitration 2 my lifes i will do anythang 4 u sexal or non sexal i will plesare u i will evan plesrue bushwick holla back
-- keisha jane scott


I resent the implication that "pleasuring" me is somehow less pleasant or desireable an option than pleasuring Willie D or Scarface. I am an excellent lover who's always attentive to my partner's needs, and I'm told that I'm a good conversationalist. No one with whom I've been romantically involved has found my small stature off-putting, or something to be "gotten past"; all my former lovers speak fondly of me. Except for my wife, who shot me in the eye.
-- Bushwick Bill

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Monday, 14 June 2004 10:47 (fifteen years ago) link


weasel diesel (K1l14n), Monday, 14 June 2004 10:50 (fifteen years ago) link

Only if BB wrote that

Mr Mime (Andrew Thames), Monday, 14 June 2004 11:03 (fifteen years ago) link

size aint shit

Dave Stelfox (Dave Stelfox), Monday, 14 June 2004 11:09 (fifteen years ago) link

Bushwick's delivery is great on "Bushmotherfuckingwick" (2001) because it starts out with a really great rhythm, only then he loses it and doesn't bother trying to re-find it, and the effect is kinda scary. It contains the line "I swear on my life & my one good eye/all you motherfuckers die."

His solo disc No Surrender has a couple of good songs and one of the worst album covers of all time.

J0hn Darn1elle (J0hn Darn1elle), Monday, 14 June 2004 11:25 (fifteen years ago) link

how about a collabo j0hn?

christhamrin (christhamrin), Friday, 18 June 2004 15:49 (fifteen years ago) link

Are you his manager? I'd give my left eye to have Bushwick drop a verse on my next record

J0hn Darn1elle (J0hn Darn1elle), Friday, 18 June 2004 15:55 (fifteen years ago) link

Hey I have a question. In that one Geto Boys album cover that shows Bill being rushed through the hospital by the other guys after getting shot, is that a recreation of events, or did they actually take the photo when it all was actually going down?

Dan I., Friday, 18 June 2004 20:05 (fifteen years ago) link

-1 "actually", take your pick which.

Dan I., Friday, 18 June 2004 20:06 (fifteen years ago) link

"Now you see this one-eyed midget
Shouting the word "NOW"
And you say, "For what reason?"
And he says, "How?"
And you say, "What does this mean?"
And he screams back, "You're a cow
Give me some milk
Or else go home"
Because something is happening here
But you don't know what it is
Do you, Mister Jones?"

-- Bob Dylan

chuck, Friday, 18 June 2004 20:09 (fifteen years ago) link

Dylan was a poet and a prophet

Symplistic (shmuel), Saturday, 19 June 2004 01:33 (fifteen years ago) link

can somebody PLEASE tell me what on Earth Dylan was going on about in that song

J0hn Darn1elle (J0hn Darn1elle), Saturday, 19 June 2004 03:21 (fifteen years ago) link

the aspiring intellectual lost within a surreal landscape of boschian characters and situations.

you will be shot (you will be shot), Saturday, 19 June 2004 03:31 (fifteen years ago) link

j0hn, a big ol' dylan freak (a full-on dylanologist, you could say) told me the song is a series of tableaux of gay life. he also argued the cover of highway 61 has more than a few 'mo signifiers in it, esp the dude in tight jeans and bowery/sailor shirt, hand on hip, behind him. and what's he wearing, a kimono?

g--ff (gcannon), Saturday, 19 June 2004 04:22 (fifteen years ago) link

two years pass...
So apparently Bill has recommitted his life to Jesus and is working on a gospel album?

via Noz, Bushwick Bill Finds God.

New tracks on MySpace include "Testimony of Redemption," "Going to the River," and "Praise of A Good Woman."

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 12 April 2007 17:11 (twelve years ago) link

the lord must be thrilled

Edward III, Thursday, 12 April 2007 17:17 (twelve years ago) link

Phantom of the Rapra is clearly the strongest (funniest?) solo outing. The intro cut is worth the price of the record.

Colin, Thursday, 12 April 2007 17:22 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah, Bushwick Bill became a hardcore christian a couple of years ago. He also released a Christian-theme mixtape around 2004/2005

catblender, Thursday, 12 April 2007 19:07 (twelve years ago) link

It's like this y'all (this y'all) that y'all (that y'all)
I like to stand and hit it from the back y'all
I ain't the cutest nigga rappin but I still got hoes
Snatch the baddest piece up in this bitch with one eye closed
R. Kelly that's my nigga so I like girls young
18 or 23, black and white, girls cum
Little Richard like the singer, Dick for short but Bill
Short mon from Jamaica, Brooklyn the real
5th Ward my second home, now I'm back to strike
Rap-A-Lot, street music, Geto Boys for life

circa 2005

deej, Thursday, 12 April 2007 19:18 (twelve years ago) link

twelve years pass...
one month passes...


Theodor Adorno, perhaps the greatest philosopher alive today (morrisp), Sunday, 9 June 2019 16:42 (three months ago) link

still fighting apparently

UPDATE: Bushwick Bill’s publicist revealed that the rapper is “still alive and fighting cancer” in a hospital.

➡️ https://t.co/eNNT9k7n9R pic.twitter.com/j9bsTqs2e5

— Complex (@Complex) June 9, 2019

devvvine, Sunday, 9 June 2019 16:49 (three months ago) link

Wow, hope he makes it through

Jeff the grown man (voodoo chili), Sunday, 9 June 2019 16:51 (three months ago) link

I just saw bill rap with George Clinton last year, to my surprise.

Sassy Boutonnière (ledriver), Monday, 10 June 2019 00:42 (three months ago) link

Geto Boys' Bushwick Bill "passed away peacefully this evening," his publicist has confirmed https://t.co/Wxqe27sxsG pic.twitter.com/o4D3ZGJw3p

— SPIN (@SPIN) June 10, 2019

Simon H., Monday, 10 June 2019 04:04 (three months ago) link

Rough week in the south

Οὖτις, Monday, 10 June 2019 04:06 (three months ago) link

Sad about this. I consider him a singular talent, one who made plenty of later tracks that didn't really get a lot of love outside of people who'd already been on board for years. Hard life by most accounts. I'm the same age as him; I remember buying the "Do It Like a G.O." cassingle when it was new (the Def version, I mean) and being knocked out. Rest easy Bill.

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Monday, 10 June 2019 18:28 (three months ago) link

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