Published Jul 08, 2008As a member of the influential and highly controversial gangsta rap crew the Geto Boys, and the most well-known MC with dwarfism, Bushwick Bill gained notoriety in 1991 when he lost his eye to a self-inflicted gunshot-wound in an attempt to collect on an insurance policy. Now, Bills peculiar ways are gaining attention again, but this time with a religious twist.
Testimony of Redemption, Bushwick Bills sixth foray into solo recording, is his first attempt at gospel rap, featuring honorable lyrics on tracks like "Praise For A Good Woman, "Pull The Trigger On The Devil and perhaps the most evangelistic, "Gods Side Is The Best Side. Still, Bills brush with Christianity isnt a new leaf before he made it big with the Geto Boys, he was a theology student with the ministry in mind. Does this mean we can expect a Runs House knock-off on MTV soon? Let's hope so.
In other news, last Friday (July 4) the original Geto Boys line-up, including Bill, performed a reunion show in Houston, Texas. It was their first show in three years.
Geto Boys "My Mind Is Playing Tricks On Me"