“A Geto Boy is not just Scarface, Willie D and Bushwick,” he says. “It’s not. It’s every youth in the street. It’s every underprivileged kid. It’s everyone that has a dream that feels like they got an uphill battle.”
The Indiegogo fundraiser’s goal was to raise $50,000 by November 7. At the end of the time, $18,693 had been raised.
In a post made Monday (November 9), the production company released a statement about the amount raised.
“THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR SHARING AND DONATING. WE DID NOT REACH OUR GOAL BUT WE DO THINK WE RAISED ENOUGH TO FINISH OUR FILM. PLUS WE HAVE GOTTEN A LOT OF FEEDBACK AND INTEREST FROM COMPANIES EXPRESSING THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO COME ABOARD AND HELP US. NOW WE CAN BEGIN THE TASK OF FINISHING OUR FIRST ROUGH CUT.
(This article was first published on October 1, 2015 and is as follows.)
A documentary chronicling the life of Geto Boys rapper Bushwick Bill is being created. The filmmakers for Bushwick Bill: Geto Boy are utilizing Indiegogo, a crowdsourcing company, to help fund the movie.
The 4’2″ rapper is known for his size and his controversial lyrics. Bushwick Bill lost his right eye in an altercation with his girlfriend. The cover art for the Geto Boys’ 1991 album We Can’t Be Stopped shows him in the hospital recovering from his injury. The Geto Boys, made up of Bill, Scarface and Willie D, released their last album, The Foundation, in 2004.
“Despite a life full of challenges, let downs and bad decisions, the diminutive Bill has managed to overcome the obstacles, sometimes with a wink and a smile,” the fundraising page says. “Bill is living proof that truth is undoubtably stranger than fiction. His story is outrageous, compelling, and often borders on the surreal, and it needs to be heard and shared.”
The campaign is seeking $50,000 to help pay for post-production costs. The page says the movie has been in the making for three years and is directed by Greg Roman.
Some of the rewards fans can choose from for contributing to the film include a variety of merchandise, a phone call from the rapper and a night trick-or-treating with Bill for Halloween 2016.