R.I.P. Prodigy from Mobb Deep Passes Away At 42

Some sad news to report today as it has been confirmed that legendary  rapper Albert Johnson a.k.a. Prodigy from Mobb Deep passed away today. Check out the details below…

His publicist says he 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 publicist added … “the exact cause of death has not been determined.”

Prodigy was in Vegas over the weekend performing with the Art of Rap tour … with Ghostface Killah, Onyx, KRS-One, Ice-T to name a few. Mobb Deep performed Saturday night.

Prodigy and his partner, Havoc, formed Mobb Deep in NYC in the early ’90s. Their biggest hits include “Quiet Storm” and “Shook Ones.”

He was 42. – via tmz

Damn, this is a huge loss for the Hip Hop community. And as a kid from Queens who, personally, grew up on Mobb Deep’s music this hurts even more. R.I.P. to Prodigy and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

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