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Bushwick Bill Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016
Bushwick Bill was born on 8 December 1966, in Kingston, Jamaica as Richard Stephen Shaw. He‘s also known as Dr. Wolfgang Von Bushwickin the Barbarian Mother-Funky Stay High Dollar Billstir and is a rapper who came to prominence in the 80’s.
So how rich is Bushwick Bill? According to various sources, his net worth is estimated to be over $1.5 million and he can associate it with his career spanning until the present day. His assets include luxurious house and the apartment in Los Angeles.
Bushwick Bill Net Worth $1.5 Million
Bill’s father was a merchant marine and his mother was a maid. Even though he was born in Kingston, rapper grew up in New York, United States and his nickname represents the Brooklyn district that he lived in. Bill has started his musical career in the hip hop group Geto Boys as a dancer Little Billy in 1984. Later, Little Billy became Bushwick Bill and started performing. The band was signed with the Rap-a-Lot Records label. The group currently consists of Bill and Willie D. The Geto Boys’ singles are based on unusual topics, such as necrophilia, violence, sex and others. Bill has left the group in 1997 but came back in 2002.
The debut solo album Little Big Man was released in 1992. It included the single “Ever So Clear” which was number 1 in the US Hot Rap Singles in 1992. Three years later, Bill released the second album Phantom of the Rapra. In 1998, he released the album No Surrender…No Retreat which was dedicated to Gil Epstein, his friend that was shoot two years before the release of the album. Bushwick Bill dropped three more albums: Universal Small Souljah in 2001, Gutta Mixx in 2005 and My Testimony of Redemption in 2010. The last album is a Christian rap mixtape, since rapper turned into re-born Christian in 2006. No doubt that the sales of the albums have helped Bill to gain his wealth.
Bushwick Bill agreed to be followed everywhere by cameras for a few years in order to make a documentary, called Bushwich Bill: Geto Boy, which was supposed to separate myths from the real.
In his personal life, Shaw is not married but he has four children: two sons and two daughters (one son is adopted). Rapper‘s physical characteristics are a little bit odd, since he has dwarfism and his right eye is missing. There is a whole story behind his missing eye: in 1991 he was shot by his girlfriend during the fight, after Bill threatened her being intoxicated by alcohol. Rapper woke up in the morgue after being affirmed dead. He stayed alive but the conflict left his without an eye. He even wrote a song about this event and addiction to Everclear alcohol “Ever So Clear” which became very popular.
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|Original Gangstas||1996||Party Cigar Smoker|
|Who's the Man?||1993||Bar Vagrant|
|The (White) Rapper Show||2007||TV Series||Himself|
|Street Life||2001||Video documentary||Himself|
|The Howard Stern Radio Show||1999||TV Series||Himself|
|Freak Out||1999||TV Series documentary||Himself - Geto Boys|
|Howard Stern||1998||TV Series||Himself|
|Yo! MTV Raps||1991||TV Series||Himself|
|Unsung||2013||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop||2004||TV Mini-Series documentary||Himself|
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|1||Father of Javon Boutte.|
|2||Son of Deloris Shaw.|
|3||His last CD, released in October 1998 - No Surrender . . . No Retreat, was dedicated to Gil Epstein, a slain Fort Bend County prosecutor, murdered outside the Jewish Community Center in Houston, Texas, in 1996. Epstein's killer is currently on death row. The CD is under his label, Lickle Getto Boy $ N' Cents Ent. A picture of Gil Epstein and his nephew, along with his ID badge, are inside the CD cover.|
|4||Member of the rap group the Geto Boys.|
|5||Fan of the Child's Play movies, in which he had done a couple of songs that spoofed the Chucky doll. Sometimes called Chuckwick, in which he is a fan of the Chucky doll from the Child's Play movies.|
|6||Lost right eye after an accidental shooting on October 10, 1991. He was intoxicated after drinking Everclear, and threatened his live-in girlfriend. The song "Ever So Clear", from his solo album "Little Big Man", detailed this incident. His picture (from the emergency room) ended up on the cover of the Geto Boys "We Can't Be Stopped" album.|
|7||In 1995 he had his name legally changed to "Dr. Wolfgang Von Bushwickin the Barbarian Mother-Funky Stay High Dollar Billstir".|
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