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The Hip Hop Community Mourns The Passing Of Prodigy Of Mobb Deep

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It saddens us to learn of the passing of Rap legend, Prodigy, half of the New York Rap duo, Mobb Deep . The news of his passing broke this afternoon when a publicist for the rapper, released a statement after he was hospitalized in Las Vegas.

“Prodigy was hospitalized a few days ago in Vegas after a Mobb Deep performance for complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis,” The statement continues. “As most of his fans know, Prodigy battled the disease since birth. The exact causes of death have yet to be determined.” Prodigy who’s real name is Albert Johnson was just 42 years old.

Mobb Deep performed in Las Vegas over the weekend as part of “The Art of Rap” tour along side The Wu Tang Clan’s Raekwon and Ghostface Killah, plus, Big Daddy Kane, Onyx, KRS-One, and Ice-T.

As one half of Mobb Deep he and his group member Havoc became one of the flagship acts for iconic 90s Hip Hop label, Loud Records. Since hitting the scene in 1993, Mobb Deep had released a total of 8 studio albums, and have sold over six million albums in the US alone. Their biggest Hits include, 1995’s “Shook One Pt 2”, and 1999’s “The Quiet Storm.”

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Away from Mobb Deep, Prodigy released a total of 5 studio albums, including the hit gold certified album, H.N.I.C from 2000. Prodigy’s final album, Hegelian Dialectic (The Book of Revelation), was released just earlier this year on January 20, 2017.

The Hip Hop music community has taken to social media to mourn the passing of one of one of the genre’s best.


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🙏🏾 QB RIP King P. Prodigy 4 Ever

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🙏🏾 QB RIP King P. Prodigy 4 Ever

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Damn. R.I.P. Dunn. #HNIC #Dunn #Thunn #Thunny #Prodigy

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I been doing this shit for years. Holding heat, selling, using, abusing all kinds of drugs. Robbing niggas, running up in niggas cribs, you know, the whole shit. So don’t ever in your life get me confused with some of them other niggas that you might see on tv, or hear on the radio & such. Know what I’m saying? I mean this is me, P, I’m speaking for my fucking self. When you see me at thew show, on stage, or in the street, I definitely got the gat on me you know what I’m saying? Know what I mean? & it ain’t like I’m trying to be a tough guy, or make people think I’m crazy by saying all this shit… but what is is is that, I know how niggas get down. I used to be in the clubs, The Muse, The Tunnel, whatever the fuck. Niggas get they little drink on having fun with they little crew, start cutting, shooting or whatever, things like that. A lot of these so called rap niggas aint never seen no parts of that shit you know what I’m saying? You dig where Im coming from? & I know a lot of y’all niggas, matter fact all y’all niggas listening to this shit is like “Yeah, we gon see them Mobb Deep niggas we gon see what they about. You know what I’m saying? Touch them niggas we gon see where they head is at. So yo, I’m gonna let you niggas know right now. You ain’t gotta waste your time, or your money on your hospital bills. & if you step to me on a personal level I don’t back down easy. There’s a good chance your ass either gonna get shot, stabbed, or knuckled out of the three. So don’t gamble with your life duke word up. 8 believe me, I know very well I could get shot, stabbed or fucked up too, whatever. I ain’t “Supernigga, I’m a little skinny mutha fucka. It’s all about who gets who first, though you know what I’m saying? So therefore, say no more. To all my niggas, get the money, frontin niggas get deceased. And oh yeah, to all them rap ass niggas with your half assed rhymes talking about how much you get high, how much weed you smoke, & that crazy space shit that don’t even make no sense, don’t ever speak to me when you see me, know what I’m saying? Word. I’ma have to get on some ol’ high school shit, start punching niggas in they faces for living.

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Don’t want to believe he’s gone. Omg. RIP @prodigymobbdeep #QueensFinest

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. Our hearts go out to his family, friends, and all fans affected by this loss. Rest in peace Albert “Prodigy” Johnson.