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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

American rapper, Prodigy of Mobb Deep has passed away at age 42

One half of rap group Mobb Deep, Prodigy has died. He died in Las Vegas this morning. He was just 42 years old.

The group’s publicist issued a statement confirming the news stating: “It is with extreme sadness and disbelief that we confirm the death of our dear friend Albert Johnson, better known to millions of fans as Prodigy of legendary NY rap duo Mobb Deep.
Prodigy was hospitalized a few days ago in Vegas after a Mobb Deep performance for complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis. As most of his fans know, Prodigy battled the disease since birth. The exact causes of death have yet to be determined. We would like to thank everyone for respecting the family’s privacy at this time.”

Born Albert Johnson in Hempstead, New York, raised in Queens, Prodigy became a member of the street-wise duo Mobb Deep. His grandfather, Budd Johnson, and his great-uncle Keg Johnson were strong contributors to the Bebop era of jazz, making Prodigy just that for music at a young age. 

Legendary rapper, Nas helped to raise public consciousness about Prodigy and Havoc, as the single, “Shook Ones Pt. 2,” raced up the hip-hop charts. 


Prince Shah said...

RIP prodigy.... 2pac actually mentioned this his sickle cell in "hit em up"

GALORE said...


God protect and keep all my Sickle cell friends
It's not easy for them at all, especially in this cold weather


Papa Adindu said...

Rip bro..these life self

ikenna J said...

So sad! RIP prodigy! #MOB can't forget ur collabo with 50cent years ago. .big bang!

Emeka Ezeogo said...

Not-so-fun fact, in his diss track, Hit em Up, 2Pac referenced Prodigy's sickle cell anaemia with disgust saying;
"Oh yeah, Mobb Deep, hmmm,you wanna fucc with us? You lil young ass mudafuccas don't one of you niggaz gat sickle cell or something?? You better back the fucc up before you get smacked the fucc up".

2Pac died before any of the Mobb Deep boys. RIP Prodigy.

Eddy Ogbunambala said...


Anonymous said...

R.I.P bouda Adeoye...

Anonymous said...

Tupac was cursing him in that track known as 'Hit 'em Up'.
Too sad. In peace may your soul rest.

The Aficionado

36TH BATALLION said...

Rest in peace prodigy #shookones

Anonymous said...

"My crew in the front got it locked
My live niggas in the back got the gats blowing outta your back..." R.I.P Dunn!!!

Angel eyes said...

2pac dissed this guy cos he was Reping the East coast

RareSpecie Z said...

RIP Soldier.
One of Hip Hop's soul is gone.
I know 'Havoc' gon miss ya. I'm gon miss ya too.
Still Bangin 2 ur evergreen solo album 'H N I C' n it's a tradition that I listen 2 'Genesis' track everyday.

gunzo gotti said...

Dis the only post I can comment on Linda. An O.G is dead. RIP P. Damn.#hols you down. Alchemist Prodigy Nna Sky. Classic P

Anonymous said...

Pac was like 'mobb deep,u lil young ass muthafucka wonder of y'all niggaz got sickle cell or somtin,u beta back d f**k off b4 u get smack..... Pac wasn't sure if he had it sef.smh

tonic dan said...

One of the best to hold the mic he was. A true head, a lyricist and proved himself with the long list of true heads he worked with and those that worked him. I pray you'll be in heaven cos its 'hell on earth' P. RIP

Tj said...

HNIC ,that's a very dope album right there .RIP P

ken christy said...


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