Rapper Bushwick Bill arrives at the G.O.O.D Music "Heavenly" Grammy After Party held at The Lot Studios in Los Angeles, Calif., on February 8, 2006.
Bill, born Richard Shaw in Kingston, Jamaica, got his start with the band in 1986, first as a dancer, when he was known as Little Billy.
Geto Boys rapper Bushwick Bill has died after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Bushwick Bill went on to explain that he had been staying quiet about his diagnosis - not even telling fellow Geto Boys founders Scarface and Willie D - but chose to open up about it because "keeping it to myself is not really helping anybody".
Bushwick Bill claims he died and came back to life in 1991 after shooting himself in the eye during an argument with his girlfriend.
Geto Boys rapper Bushwick Bill (pictured centre) has died. Rest in peace to a hip-hop legend, and make sure to bump some Geto Boys in his honor.
In the span of a decade, from 1988 to 1998 - including a three-year hiatus, from '93 to '96 - Geto Boys released an impressive six albums.
Unfortunately, Bill shocked the world last month when he announced he had stage 4 pancreatic cancer. "I have been getting tested for a mass but it was benign", Bill told TMZ. "Now, the rumor is I pulled out on the tour, but if my health was a concern then you would know about my health, not about me pulling out of the tour", the rapper told fans in an Instagram video shot, speaking from a hospital bed.
"[They said], 'We see a mass on your pancreas and we can't understand because it's not alcohol, it's not sugar, it's not diabetes - they went through all kind of stuff", Bushwick Bill recalled to TMZ.