Prodigy of Mobb Deep dies at age 42

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One half of arguable the world’s best rap group MOBB DEEP’s Prodigy has died at age 42…

Mobb’s publicist sent XXL 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.”

Last weekend, Prodigy was in Las Vegas with Havoc, performing on the Art of Rap tour. Ghostface Killah, Onyx, KRS-One, Ice-T were also on the bill.

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Rap’s royalty have been paying their respect and expressing their sadness on social media… most sharing pictures on instagram and twitter.

The rapper has died due to sickle cell complications.

RIP to the one of the best that ever did it…

 

 

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