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|Birth name||Richard Stephen Shaw|
December 8, 1966 |
|Genres||Hip hop, Southern hip hop|
Bushwick Bill can be heard on the album The Chronic by Dr. Dre; he appears in the video of "Dre Day" as one of Eazy-E's fellow rappers. His 1998 album No Surrender…No Retreat was dedicated to his friend Gil Epstein, a Fort Bend County prosecutor who was shot dead in Houston, Texas, in 1996.
In the summer of 1991, Bushwick Bill was shot by his girlfriend during an argument, losing an eye; he refers to this incident and his intoxication on Everclear grain alcohol in his rap Ever So Clear. He was also high on pcp. He was pronounced dead but due to the Phencyclidine he was able to be revived and lived.  This incident was immortalized through the album cover of We Can't Be Stopped, which shows Bill being pushed through the hospital on a gurney the night he was shot. He pulls down the medical patch from his eye to show where he had been shot by his then girlfriend.
In May 2010, Bushwick Bill was arrested in Georgia for possession of marijuana and cocaine. Based on his prior arrest record, he was facing deportation. His mother Deloris Shaw died April 16, 2015. His father Rollin Shaw is still alive living in Houston. He has four children (one adopted son), two daughters and two sons.
Bushwick Bill is also notable for his short stature; he is listed as only 3 feet 8 inches.
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