Bushwick Bill Was One of Houston’s Most Provocative Rappers. A New Documentary Reveals the Man Behind the Outrage.

Bushwick Bill Was One of Houston’s Most Provocative Rappers. A New Documentary Reveals the Man Behind the Outrage.

The Geto Boys take three of the spots in Texas Monthly’s 20 Essential Rap Tracks, and for good reason. From 1987 through the 1990s, the Houston trio became Texas’s first commercially successful rap group. The band’s subversive, provocative music tackled social issues such as the anti-war movement, police violence, and systemic racism, laying the groundwork for politically conscious rap acts like N.W.A. and Crucial Conflict. In doing so, many of their lyrics were so profane and disturbing as to make any reasonable person’s skin crawl. This aspect of the band’s work proved influential for horrorcore acts such as Insane Clown Posse and even a young Tyler the Creator, who have both similarly incorporated shocking and hardcore themes. Geffen Records famously refused to distribute the Geto…View Original Post

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