Prodigy of Mobb Deep Dead at 42
Veteran emcee Prodigy has died in Las Vegas. He was 42.
Prodigy is one-half of the rap group, Mobb Deep.
“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 N.Y. rap duo Mobb Deep,” a Mobb Deep representative wrote in a statement to XXL.
“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.”
The rap vet was in Las Vegas last week to perform as part of the Art of Rap tour, which included Ghostface Killah, Onyx, KRS-One and Ice-T.