Though I’d been aware of the VladTV interview with Willie D regarding Bushwick Bill, I never felt compelled to watch it because I’d heard it was pretty disrespectful towards Bill. I didn’t want to watch it out of respect to my brother and Bill’s family. But this morning [July 13], I was tagged in the segment pertaining to Will’s thoughts on Bill and my brother’s funerals and I realized my original posture was correct.
After my brother passed away, I was really grateful to Will for his kind words to me on the phone, respecting my wish to not share the news until my entire family was notified, and for the video he posted when I gave him the go ahead. I told Will then speaking to him in that moment and hearing the love for my brother really healed my heart. So it truly saddens me to feel how I feel right now.ADA JOHNSON
Ada Johnson must have reflected on the kind words Willie D had for her brother when he posted on Instagram, shortly after his passing, the following:
Red was the Geto Boys’ first DJ and producer. He gave us our sound. He was responsible for most of the production on the early stuff and all of the production on my first album Controversy.
To say he was a pioneer would be an understatement. Red was before his time. There’s a lot of producers today that are eating off of Red and don’t even know why their bellies are fullWillie D