Bushwick Bill - Geto Boy /Directed by Gregy Roman / 85 min / Documentary / USA
Censorship couldn't silence him. Size couldn't limit him. A bullet couldn't slow him down. A raw cinematic ride into the mind of Bushwick Bill (born Richard Shaw) legendary Gangsta Rapper and original member of The Geto Boys - godfathers of Southern Rap. The film chronicles Bill's improbable journey from immigrant to icon and sheds new light on the infamous shooting that helped launch them into stardom. A complex story about the man, Richard Shaw, his persona, Bushwick Bill, and the blurring of the lines between the two. With some unexpected anecdotes along the way, the film reveals a contemplative side never before seen and offers insight into the history of hip hop and its complexities. The film has taken on new meaning with the recent and untimely passing of Bushwick Bill (he transitioned this past June). This is a dedication to Bill’s family, friends, and fans all over the world.