“(CNN Reports) Rapper Prodigy, one half of the influential hip hop duo Mobb Deep has died, according to a co-author on one of his books, Kathy Iandoli.
He was 42.
A cause of death has not been released, but the rapper had been hospitalized for complications caused by sickle cell anemia prior to his death, Iandoli told CNN.”
When I heard the news, I was shocked because P was so young . Its a sad day for Hip Hop, the game has lost another one of its OG’s that preserved the essence of early and mid 90s eastcoast rap. Mobb Deeps style and lingo sweept across the nation having youth from all over the country saying Dun and Yo. Shook Ones was one of the most influential songs of its time and every MC has freestyled to it at least once. Prodigy made his mark on the game and will never be forgotten. R.I.P Prodigy.
Check out his Return of the Mac project, its my favorite solo joint.
“PRODIGY THE MACK IS BACK ALBUM”: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL04mzMS3IeVhdEoeK2h0SPYSnpueP-mET