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Lyrics from the now late Bushwick Bill.  The one-eyed rapper who with the Geto Boys (Willie D and Scarface) helped put the South’s stamp on rap passed away on Sunday at the age of 52, according to his publicist.

Dawn P. told the Associated Press that the rapper died Sunday at 9:35 p.m. local time at a Colorado hospital. The publicist says the rapper, whose legal name is Richard Shaw, was surrounded by family when he died.

In an interview with TMZ, the Jamaicaan-born rapper said he wasn’t afraid of dying, referencing one of his songs, “Ever So Clear,” from his 1992 solo album, where he talks about shooting himself in the head and losing an eye when he was high on drugs.

I died and came back already on June 19, 1991, so I know what it’s like on the other side.
Arguably, Bushwick Bill was the group’s most explosive member, and played up his real-life chaos: The cover of the Geto Boys’ “We Can’t Be Stopped” features him on a gurney with a garish eye wound. Later, he would compare himself to the horror film character Chucky, even writing a song about it.

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