PHOTO BY DERON NEBLETT Even in his days as a younger rapper, Willie D still sounded like an angry elder. Whatever he may have lacked in witty lyricism or flow patterns, he made up for with intense, straight-to-the-gut parables. With Scarface being the front man and Bushwick Bill being the attention getter, Willie D was often disregarded but in actuality, he should be considered the anchor that held the Geto Boys down. Sure, he may have left the group at one point, but it doesn’t get more Geto than songs like “Bald Headed Hoes,” “Play Witcha Mama,” and it gets no realer than “Guess My Religion” and “Fuck Rodney King.” Even against critics’ advice, Willie continued to release music well into the 21st century. Why? Because he wanted to, not because he needed to. Aside from rapping, Willie is still swinging on suckers as an amateur boxer and currently lives in the Middle East, far from the Geto, in Azerbaijan, where he is a real estate agent.
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