The Hip Hop community is deeply saddened today by the untimely passing of Queensbridge legend and one-half of Mobb Deep, Prodigy.
Prodigy was in Vegas over the weekend and performed with the Art of Rap tour along with Ghostface Killah, Onyx, KRS-One, Ice-T and others.
Prodigy has hospitalized in Vegas a few days ago following a Mobb Deep performance. The cause was supposedly due to complications from Sickle Cell Anemia which Prodigy has battled his entire life. Mobb Deep’s Publicist had this to say about P’s passing, “It is with extreme sadness and disbelief that we confirm the death of our dear friend Albert Johnson, better known to millions of fans as Prodigy of legendary NY rap duo Mobb Deep. 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.”
The publicist added … “the exact cause of death has not been determined.”
We at Tent TV send our condolences to Prodigy’s friends, family, and loved ones. His legacy will live on forever.