A onetime member of Houston's Geto Boys
, Bushwick Bill
(born Richard Shaw) created a stir with his 1992 release Little Big Man
. It was an unvarnished, sometimes frightening release, with details about the shooting incident that cost him an eye, along with the customary sexism, violent imagery, and outlandish inner-city narratives that were the group's stock-in-trade. He issued two more albums during the latter part of the decade: Phantom of the Rapra
in 1995 and No Surrender...No Retreat
in 1998. Universal Small Souljah
followed in early 2001, and Gutta Mixx in 2005. Four years later he released a Christian rap album, My Testimony of Redemption.