Prodigy of Mobb Deep Passes at 42
Prodigy, one half of the iconic rap duo Mobb Deep, has passed away at age 42.
The rapper’s publicist released a statement on his death, citing complications stemming from his lifelong battle with sickle cell anemia.
“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.”
This is super sad for me. I’ve been a “Mobb Deep” fan since they released their platinum selling album “The Infamous”!!! They are one of my favorite groups of all times!! We will be doing a special Mobb Deep Mix tomorrow on The Wave & On Aries Lounge Radio Wednesday!! We love you Prodigy!! We wish you well on your next journey!!