June 20, 2017

Rest in Peace, Prodigy!

Man, this is another big loss. Rest in Peace to Prodigy of Mobb Deep. P's publicist confirmed his passing with the following statement: “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.” An OG in the industry and a voice that will be heavily missed. My condolences to his family, friends, and peers. A quote that always touched me comes from Vibe, where Prodigy said: "The music is beautiful because it's a perfect painting of the lifestyle that we live. And the lifestyle of millions of other people in the ghettos. N!ggas that's fucked up, they consider that shit beauty. They like, 'Yo, that's my life. He's talking 'bout my life.' Beauty ain't always a little cute flower. Beauty is anything where people be like, 'Damn....'" People I love considered Prodigy their family, and my heart is heavy for them. R.I.P., P!

Prodigy of Mobb Deep R.I.P.