Paul Wall has some uplifting words for Bushwick Bill.
A few days ago, the legendary Bushwick Bill of the Geto Boys collective revealed his battle with stage four Pancreatic Cancer. Currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments, Bill has remained resilient in his efforts to live his life to the fullest. "It's about life and loving life and being there for family. Not just starting a dream or getting married or getting your first house and then finding out you've got pancreatic cancer. You can't even live out the rest of your dream," he explained, in an emotional message. "I just want people to be aware that when they set dreams and goals, they're healthy enough to fulfill and live."
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He also outlined his intention on leaving behind a tangible legacy for his children, should the worst-case scenario manifest. "The reason why I'm doing three albums right now is because I notice when most celebrities pass, they really don't have nothing set up for their children and everything's in disarray," said Bill. "So, I figure old music will sell, yes, but if I have new music for them and I have a book and I have a documentary and I have any other endeavors that I get into now, at least they'll have residual income from those things instead of just knowing that I'm their dad and my old records are selling. I'd rather just know for sure that I did my part."
Upon hearing the revelation, many in the hip-hop community came through for Bill, including Paul Wall. The Houston rapper held it down for Bill on IG, sharing an image along with some kind words. "Praying for my boy @therealbushwickbill," writes Wall, keeping it concise and sincere. It's good to see fellow rappers mobilizing behind Bushwick, given everything the Geto Boys have already contributed to hip-hop culture. We can only hope he pulls through, and we're sending some positive thoughts in his direction. Respect to Paul Wall for holding it down.