Willie D Biography
Willie D is an American rapper, entrepreneur, investor, and advice columnist better known as a lead member of the rap group from Houston, the Geto Boys.
The group consists of two other members who Bushwick Bill and Scarface.
Willie attended Forest Brook High School. However, in 1986, two months prior to his scheduled graduation, he was expelled for fighting. He never returned to school.
Willie D Age
Willie was born on November 1, 1966, in The 5th Ward, Houston, Texas. He is 52 years old as of 2018.
Willie D Parents| Siblings
Willie was raised by his mother Marvelous Dennis who later became Marvelous Basey. His mother named him after his maternal grandfather, Willie Dennis.
His father Alfred Deboest was from Lake Charles, Louisiana. He was a carpenter and construction worker by trade. He died on May 17, 1998.
His mother was a cafeteria cook for the Houston Independent School District (HISD) for several years. She died on February 14, 1994.
In interviews, Willie has stated that both his parents were alcoholics and that his mother was physically and verbally abusive.
He rarely saw his father but when it was discovered that his father had lung cancer, Willie took him in to live with him before he succumbed to the disease.
Although he had a troubled relationship with his mother, in 1991 he took his first large paycheck from his music royalties and purchased a four-bedroom house for her while he was still living in an apartment.
Willie has four siblings namely; Karen William , Warren Vann, Ernestine Dennis, and Isaac Dennis.
Willie D Wife
Willie was married to Bridget Bonier who is a mechanical engineer, in a private ceremony on a yacht in Clear Lake City, Texas.
Willie and Bridget got married on September 3, 1994. They have two children together; a daughter, Caen who was born April 26, 1995, and a son, Blake, born on July 8, 1999.
Willie and Bridget divorced in 2010.
Willie D Geto Boys
Willie is a member of the legendary Geto Boys. Willie’s reputation reached J Prince, founder of Rap-A-Lot Records at a time when Prince was looking to revamp the group. Willie was put together on board with Scarface and the late Bushwick Bill.
Willie, Bushwick Bill, and Scarface first emerged as the Geto Boys in 1989 with their Gold record, Grip It! On That Other Level.
The record contained the songs “Gangsta of Love,” “Do It Like a G.O.,” “Size Ain’t Shit,” and “Read These Nikes,” all penned by Willie.
Willie later went on record a string of critical and commercially successful solo and group albums including the Geto Boys’ “We Can’t Be Stopped” (platinum), which featured the single “Mind Playing Tricks on Me,” co-written by Willie.
Willie, in 2009, was featured on a song called “Down South Hustlaz”, along with Young Buck, Trae, Bun B, and Rick Ross.
He was also featured on a Track on Mike E. Clark’s Extra Pop Emporium along with Insane Clown Posse and Twiztid called Scrubstitute Teachers.
Later in 2012, Willie released “Hoodiez” featuring Scarface, D-Boi, and Propain. The song is a tribute to slain teenager Trayvon Martin who was shot by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman.
Willie D Bushwick Bill Death
On May 1, 2019, Bushwick Bill, member of Geto Boys, revealed that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
Later, on June 9, 2019, reports emerged that Bushwick Bill had died but news of his death was later refuted by his son.
However, it was subsequently reported and confirmed that Bushwick died later that day.
Willie D Height
Willie stands at a height of 1.60m.
Willie D Net Worth
Willie has an estimated net worth of $1 Million.