As he once rapped on the early ’90s hit “Damn It Feels Good To Be A Gangster,” Bushwick Bill was born in Jamaica. That may cost the 43 year-old longtime core member of The Geto Boys, as he faces deportation in an Atlanta court. Website Creative Loafing has learned information regarding Bill, including that a trial began yesterday in a Georgia immigration court that could see the Rap veteran deported.
The cause for the trial is still unknown at this time, though Creative Loafing says they are trying to reach Bill’s lawyer.
Bill was set to appear at the Vh1 Hip Hop Honors tribute to J. Prince, but did not attend. In 2009, Bill’s last work My Testimony of Redemption released, finding the former Geto Boy making Christian Rap.
In addition to his work with Scarface and Willie D as the most memorable lineup of Rap-A-Lot’s Geto Boys, Bill has also worked with Menace Clan, CJ Mac and notably did vocals on Dr. Dre’s acclaimed The Chronic release.
Read the full story here. (July 16)
UPDATE: Just over three months from July’s announcement, it has now been announced that Bushwick Bill no longer faces deportation. XXLMag.com spoke to Bill’s attorneys, and learned that the Geto Boy is a free man effective this past Monday (October 18). Misdemeanor charges are reportedly still pending.
XXL asked Bushwick Bill about a potential reunion with the former Geto Boys bandmates. Read Bill’s answer and the attorney’s detailed information here.