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Bushwick Bill: Geto Boy

The iconic career of rapper Bushwick Bill came to an end in June when he died from a heart attack at the age of 52. But his influence, though at times controversial, isn't going anywhere soon. He came up with the Geto Boys as a dancer known as "Little Billy" (he had dwarfism), before becoming a full member of the group as a rapper and lyricist. The albums represent early incarnations of "horrorcore rap," which were criticized for being excessively violent and morbid. That didn't bother Bill. Or, to put it differently, "He stands about 4'2", is a gangsta rapper, lost his eye to gun violence and doesn't compromise for anyone," as it's stated in the new documentary about his life, Bushwick Bill: Geto Boy. Go beyond the headlines and controversies of this enigmatic artist with a one-night screening of the documentary at Harris Theater.

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