Mobb Deep Rapper Prodigy Dead during 42

Prodigy, one-half of a seminal New York City hip-hop outfit Mobb Deep, died Tuesday during a age of 42. Mobb Deep’s publicist reliable a rapper’s genocide in a matter to Rolling Stone.


“It is with impassioned unhappiness and dishonesty that we endorse a genocide of a dear crony Albert Johnson, improved famous to millions of fans as Prodigy of mythological NY swat twin Mobb Deep,” a matter read. “Prodigy was hospitalized a few days ago in Vegas after a Mobb Deep opening for complications caused by a sickle dungeon anemia crisis. As many of his fans know, Prodigy battled a illness given birth. The accurate causes of genocide have nonetheless to be determined. We would like to appreciate everybody for respecting a family’s remoteness during this time.”

Prodigy and his Mobb Deep cohort, Havoc, grew adult together in Queens, New York City and pennyless into a hip-hop universe with a raw, clear and infamous solution of East Coast gangsta rap. The span expelled their initial demo together in 1992 underneath a name Poetical Prophets, that they followed adult a year after with their Mobb Deep debut, Juvenile Hall. While that record wasn’t good received, their 1995 follow-up The Infamous, stays a hardcore NYC classical and facilities one of a group’s signature songs, “Shook Ones Pt. II.”

Prodigy and Havoc would recover 8 annals together as Mobb Deep, with their last, The Infamous Mobb Deep, arriving in 2014. 

In 2000, Prodigy launched his solo career with H.N.I.C. and would go on to recover an array of solo annals and mixtapes, as good as collaborations with producers such as a Alchemist and Big Twins and Un Pacino. In January, Prodigy expelled his final solo record, Hegelian Dialectic (The Book of Revelation).

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