Prodigy’s real name was Albert Johnson and he was most known for his role in the legendary rap group Mobb Deep. It is with deep sadness that we report the news that Prodigy has passed away.
A statement from the groups publicist: “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.”
Mobb Deep performed Saturday in Las Vegas alongside other Hip Hop greats including but not limited to Ghostface Killah, Onyx, KRS-One, and Ice-T as part of the “Art of Rap” tour. Prodigy was one of the greats and I don’t just say that to say it. When I am asked about the rap groups that influenced me the most Mobb Deep will always be on that list. Rest in Peace Brother Prodigy, you will be missed.
Below you will find the video to Mobb Deep’s “Quiet Storm”, this song not only has amazing lyrics but probably the best hip-hop beat ever.