One of the two members of the legendary rap duo, Mobb Deep, has passed away today at the age of 42. While the cause of death is unknown, Prodigy had battled with sickle cell anemia since birth. It is confirmed that the rapper was recently hospitalized after a Vegas performance. His publicist has released a 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.”
Just a few years back, Prodigy and Havoc performed an unforgettable 20th anniversary show in Ottawa for “The Infamous” album. Fans packed to the brim to show love for the iconic duo. We are deeply saddened and our condolences go out to his family and friends.