Talk:Bushwick Bill

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Mention of dwarfism in lede?[edit]

I note that this individual is listed in the category for dwarfism, but no mention of it is made in the article. It would seem that this is a notable aspect of his image as a musician, in terms of being a "hard not to notice" and relatively rare trait amongst rappers. I would submit that mention of such in the lede would not be disrespectful or singling out a non-notable feature, since this represents a significantly unusual trait in a performer. Thoughts? MatthewVanitas (talk) 02:29, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

Its worth mentioning, though I think a reliable source stating this would be helpful. Wapondaponda (talk) 01:57, 2 November 2010 (UTC)
I agree that it should be mentioned. At present, "midget" is listed as one of his occupations... pretty sure that's not a job. Do we need a reliable source for his stature if it is plainly visible via the article's photo? 76.177.42.68 (talk) 08:14, 25 November 2010 (UTC)
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the preferred terminology for people with dwarfism "little person"? Or, do we know how Bushwick Bill refers to himself? I want to edit the line about him being a dwarf in the lede, but I'll hold back to see if somebody with more knowledge wants to weigh in. Webster100 (talk) 18:50, 24 March 2016 (UTC)

Dwarfism/loss of eye[edit]

I don't know if this is adequate, but his solo track "Little Big Man" has the lyrics "It's Bushwick Bill, I be that motherfuckin nigga/ Four foot two, a couple of inches and I'm steady gettin bigger." It implies he is comfortable with himself enough that though it is obviously something others would find "disabling", as it says in the categories, I don't think dwarfism has held him back. He's an incredibly talented man who acknowledges his size but isn't hindered. He's spent at least the past thirty years doing what he loves: making music. I find it insulting that the summary includes physical characteristics. I thought of two other celebrities in a similar situation, where they were known for physical characteristics: Mama Cass and Ruth Buzzi. One is known for her size, and the other for her face, and not in a good way. Neither had that posted as part of their biographies. I am removing that line and I will look for a more appropriate way to address this topic. TwoSpear 23:52, 20 March 2016 (UTC)