I vividly remember my cousin saving all of his money to purchase the “We Can’t Be Stopped” album which featured the classic banger “Mind’s Playin’ Tricks On Me”.
I knew “My Mind’s Playin’ Tricks On Me” word for word. It was actually one of the first gangster rap songs I learned, especially Bushwick Bill’s verse..
This year Halloween fell on a weekend
Me and Geto Boys are trick-or-treatin’
Robbin’ little kids for bags
Till an old man got behind our rags
So we speeded up the pace
Took a look back, and he was right before our face
He’d be in for a squabble no doubt
So I swung and and tried to take him out
He was goin’ down, we planned
But this wasn’t no ordinary man
He stood about six or seven feet
Now, that’s the creep I’d be seein’ in my sleep
So we triple-teamed on him
Droppin’ them 5th ward B’s on him
The more I swung the more blood flew
Then he disappeared and my boys disappeared too
Then I felt just like a fiend
It wasn’t even close to Halloween
It was dark as death on the streets
My hands were all bloody from punchings on the concrete
G- damn, homie
My mind is playin’ tricks on me
Bushwick Bill is iconic not only for his nasally punchline filled ghetto rhymes, but also his tiny stature –that of a midget, not seen often in entertainment, especially hip hop.
The diminutive hood rapper commanded our attention and became a southern staple in rap as he spit hood chronicles over melodic beats beside other legendary Geto Boys members, Scarface & Willie D.
According to his camp, Bushwick is currently producing a documentary chronicling his life as part of one the South’s biggest pioneering rap groups, as well as other aspects of his life as a ‘Geto boy’.
Will you watch?
Read More and see a preview to the documentary.