Prodigy of Mobb Deep Dead at 42

Prodigy of Mobb Deep
via Instagram / Prodigy

It’s a sad day in hip-hop. Prodigy, one half of legendary duo Mobb Deep, has died.

According to TMZ, the rapper died in Las Vegas, after being hospitalized over the past few days.

Apparently, Prodigy has been in the hospital in Vegas since Saturday (June 17) for complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis, following a Mobb Deep performance at 1OAK.

“The exact cause of death has not been determined,” his publicist said in a statement.

His longtime Mobb Deep partner Havoc took to Instagram to share a photo of the two as youngsters, with the simply caption, “FOREVER”.

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Prodigy (born Albert Johnson) has battled sickle cell anemia since birth.” He was just 42 years old.

RIP to one of hip-hop’s greats!!