Richard Stephen Shaw (born December 8, 1966), better known by the stage namesBushwick Bill and Dr. Wolfgang Von Bushwickin the Barbarian Mother-Funky Stay High Dollar Billstir, is a Jamaican-born American rapper. He is a member of the hip hop group Geto Boys.
Bushwick Bill was born under the name Richard Stephen Shaw in Kingston, Jamaica, on December 8, 1966. His father was a merchant marine and his mother was a maid. He has dwarfism. His stage name came from the Brooklyn neighborhood in which he lived.
Bushwick is a stand out artist due to his autobiographical style, and his intense stories of drug and alcohol abuse as well as his struggles with mental illness and crime. In his song "Ever So Clear", Bushwick tells the story of a photo of him, his eye clearly and significantly bloodied from the result of threatening to throw his girlfriends baby out of the window if she did not shoot him, which she did. And being wheeled down a hospital corridor on a gurney with the other two Geto Boys flanking him became the front cover of the group's most successful album, 1991's We Can't Be Stopped.