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Mobb Deep’s Prodigy Falls Dead At Age 42

According to Nas, Mobb Deep’s Prodigy has passed away at age 42.

XXL was sent an official statement from Mobb Deep’s publicist:

“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.”

For those who weren’t aware, Prodigy battled sickle cell anemia since the day he was born.

P and his partner, Havoc, became icons of street hip-hop in the early 90s and went on to release records that many consider to be cornerstones of the culture.

It’s a sad day for hip-hop.

R.I.P. Prodigy. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to his family, friends, fans, and all those who loved him.

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