Mobb Deep star Prodigy passes away aged 42: The industry pays its respects

Mobb Deep star Prodigy passes away aged 42: The industry pays its respects

 

Mobb Deep rapper Prodigy has passed away aged 42. In an official statement issued to Rolling Stone, Prodigy – real name Albert Johnson – was said to have passed away following complications “caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis” after a Las Vegas show a few days previously. Prodigy addressed his lifelong battle with the condition on his 2000 debut solo album H.N.I.C. via the song You Can Never Feel My Pain.

The official statement went on to say that the exact causes of death have yet to be determined.

As one half of the New York rap duo Mobb Deep, Prodigy was one of the most important and influential rappers to emerge in the ‘90s - the group's back-to-back classics, 1995’s The Infamous and 1996’s Hell On Earth, both defining releases of the east coast rap scene.

A host of rappers, artists and DJs have taken to Twitter to pay their respects to the fallen star.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can listen to Mobb Deep's classic song Shook Ones Pt. 2 below

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