November 02, 2021

Prodigy "My Infamous Life" (Happy Born Day, P!)

The back cover of Prodigy's autobiography, says "Recently released from prison, Prodigy--half of Mobb Deep, one of the most influential hip hop groups of all time--reveals his story of fighting to survive on the mean streets of New York City and ultimately making it big, in his intimate autobiography, My Infamous Life. Catapulted from the Queensbridge Projects to the heights of fame at age sixteen, Prodigy toured the world while struggling with drugs, violent crime, and a disease he would spend a lifetime fighting. My Infamous Life is an unblinking account of Prodigy's beefs, brawls, and wild times with Mobb Deep--a duo that changed the musical landscape, leading hip hop into its golden era with their unapologetic portrayals of street life. Taking readers behind the smoke-and-mirrors glamour of the hip hop world, Prodigy lays down the unsparing truth about the intoxicating powers of fame and fortune, his brutal climb to the top, and his unexpected detour to prison in this raw and utterly--sometimes unnerving--frank memoir." After his passing, Nas shared in his song "Queensbridge Politics": "On behalf of me and Queens and all of the Gs / Bandana P will always stand as tall as a tree" ... "It's QueensBridge over everything and everybody / I wish the book never came out / And everything got straightened out / Before you left, I saw you, it was all love / Except we needed to build more and get things correct / Now I gotta accept it, 'cause there's honor in death / Wish you was here with us P...." Hip-hop still mourns the loss of Prodigy but we celebrate him today on his born day. R.I.P., Bandana P! Get a copy of the book HERE!