Bushwick Bill Dead At 52

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Last month, Bill released a video describing the chemotherapy treatment he'd been receiving for his Stage 4 cancer.

The "Damn It Feels Good to Be A Gangsta" rapper's publicist told The Associated Press that the rapper passed away on Sunday at 9:35 p.m. MDT at a Colorado hospital. He first joined the Geto Boys as a dancer and then became a rapper alongside Willie D and Scarface.

The family were previously forced to deny the star had passed away after false reports about his passing began circulating while he was still alive.

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Bill has been a member of the Texas rap group for a majority of its run since 1986. Busta Rhymes, Juicy J, Bun B, Biz Markie and more immediately took to social media to lend their condolences and cherish their memories with the iconic rapper with salutes to his legacy.

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While the group's lyrics were too obscene to be played on the radio, their 1991 album "Can't Be Stopped" still went platinum.

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After the news broke, one member of the Houston-based Geto Boys, Willie D., shared to Instagram pictures of the group at a previous performance with a caption, "This is Geto Boys for life". In his video announcement, Bill said he didn't fear death. In 2019, on the heels of Bill's cancer diagnosis, the members announced they were planning a farewell tour, to be called The Beginning of a Long Goodbye, The Final Farewell.

In 1991, Jamaica-born Shaw accidentally shot himself in the eye. "I have been getting tested for a mass but it was benign", Bill told TMZ.

"Hours later, TMZ walked back its story, with an updated headline", BUSHWICK BILL GETO BOYS RAPPER NOT DEAD.

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