1. The Alchemist Keeps Prodigy's Legacy Alive With Unreleased Mobb Deep Song 'Try My Hand'

    July 21, 2017 3:29 PM EDT In hopes of paying his respects to late friend and oft-collaborator Prodigy , The Alchemist unearthed an unreleased Mobb Deep song titled "Try My Hand." "Try My Hand" is featured on The Alchemist and Budgie's new double album  The Good Book Vol. 2 . The unreleased…

  2. Prodigy's Mural Removed After Repeated Acts of Vandalism

    July 11, 2017 10:41 AM EDT After being defaced twice in less than 48 hours, Prodigy's mural in New York has been taken down, according to Hot 97.   "Due to repeated vandalism [email protected]'s tribute, the mural is now being removed. We will remember Prodigy with or without a mural though, his legacy…

  3. Nas Pays Tribute to Prodigy With 'Shook Ones' Performance at WOO HAH! Festival

    July 05, 2017 12:13 PM EDT After Prodigy was  placed to rest last week in New York City, Nas paid tribute to the fallen MC during his set at the WOO HAH Festival in The Netherlands over the weekend.  The "One Mic" wordsmith performed a stirring rendition of Mobb Deep's "Shook Ones." Once he…

  4. Prodigy's NYC Funeral Attended by 50 Cent, LL Cool J, Ice-T, Fat Joe & More Hip-Hop Peers

    June 29, 2017 8:32 PM EDT A private ceremony preceded a public service open to the Mobb Deep rapper's fans. 50 Cent , LL Cool J , Ice-T and more joined together to honor Mobb Deep rapper Prodigy at a funeral service in New York City on Thursday (June 29).  The New York Daily News reported on the private event…

  5. Hear Eminem & Kendrick Lamar Rap Prodigy Verses on Hot 97

    June 27, 2017 6:35 PM EDT Eminem and Kendrick Lamar honored Mobb Deep ’s Prodigy on NYC’s Hot 97 over the weekend. The two rappers guested on Peter Rosenberg’s Real Late show, where they recorded two of Prodigy’s verses. Spin points out that the show paid special tribute to the late rapper, who died last week at the…

  6. Prodigy's Funeral Service Will Be Open to the Public

    June 27, 2017 3:51 PM EDT The Mobb Deep MC's memorial is set for Thursday in NYC. Last week, the hip-hop community mourned the death of Mobb Deep MC Prodigy . After the 42-year-old star died due to complications from his lifelong battle with sickle cell anemia, fans have been looking for an opportunity to…

  7. 2 Chainz Celebrates 'Pretty Girls Like Trap Music' Being No. 1 & Remembers Prodigy: Exclusive

    June 27, 2017 11:05 AM EDT Though his project was temporarily pushed back in April, 2 Chainz overcame his circumstances and scored the No. 1 rap album this week on the Billboard Rap Album Charts with  Pretty Girls Like Trap Music . While on the red carpet at the NBA Awards Monday night (June 26), the rapper celebrated…

  8. Lil' Kim and Mobb Deep's Havoc Pay Tribute to Prodigy at the 2017 BET Awards

    June 25, 2017 11:35 PM EDT Lil' Kim and Mobb Deep 's Havoc paid tribute to the late rapper Prodigy onstage at the 2017 BET Awards. "This week, hip-hop suffered a painful loss, with the sudden passing of our brother, Prodigy," Lil' Kim began. "His pen painted vivid pictures of street life.…

  9. Listen to Q-Tip's Two-Hour Radio Tribute to Prodigy

    June 25, 2017 8:50 PM EDT For the latest installment of his Beats 1 radio show, Abstract Radio,  A Tribe Called Quest ’s  Q-Tip  dedicated his two-hour program to the late, great  Prodigy . Prodigy passed away last week at the age of 42, following complications from sickle cell anemia. Q-Tip introduced the program…

  10. Prodigy to Be Honored by Havoc & Lil Kim at 2017 BET Awards: Report

    June 24, 2017 9:44 PM EDT The 2017 BET Awards will feature a tribute to Prodigy by Mobb Deep partner Havoc and Lil Kim , according to  TMZ . Havoc and Lil Kim will reportedly honor the late rapper, who passed away on Tuesday (June 20), with personal statements during the show, which airs Sunday night (June 25).…

  11. Prodigy Biographer Laura Checkoway Reflects on 'My Infamous Life': 'His Spirit is Strong'

    June 23, 2017 1:23 PM EDT In 2011, Albert “Prodigy” Johnson shared his life story in My Infamous Life . Struggle, survival and hope; the hip-hop memoir is an intimate view into the Mobb Deep rapper as he traversed fame, beef and illness. Prodigy was incarcerated for three and a half years for criminal possession of a…

  12. Atlanta Newscasters Pay Tribute to Mobb Deep's Prodigy During Live Traffic Reports

    June 23, 2017 9:14 AM EDT This is good: News anchors on Atlanta’s WSB-TV used routine traffic reports as a vehicle to pay tribute to the late  Prodigy , who tragically passed away on Tuesday at the age of 42. Poker-facedly (and without any explicit explanation), the two hosts, Fred Blankenship and Mark Arum, snuck a…

  13. Eye For an Eye: 9 Noteworthy Mobb Deep Rap Beefs

    June 22, 2017 3:31 PM EDT Mobb Deep 's Prodigy (born Albert Johnson) recently passed away on Tuesday (June 20) due to sickle cell anemia complications in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hip-hop has already mourned the life of the legendary Queens MC through several tributes from the likes of 50 Cent, Lil Wayne, Just Blaze,…

  14. Ice Cube: Mobb Deep & Prodigy Represented 'Resurgence of New York Claiming the Streets Back' in Hip Hop

    June 21, 2017 10:25 AM EDT Prodigy , one-half of the legendary rap duo Mobb Deep , passed away on Tuesday (June 20) due to complications from sickle cell anemia, a disease he battled with his whole life. Many artists, including Nas, Nicki Minaj and Prodigy's rap partner Havoc, paid their respects to the Queens…

  15. New York Yankees, LeBron James & Metta World Peace Pay Tribute to Prodigy

    June 21, 2017 9:50 AM EDT It wasn't just the rap game that was shook upon hearing news of the death of Mobb Deep 's Albert "Prodigy" Johnson Tuesday (June 20). Sports figures also took a moment to salute the Queens MC on the night of his passing. The New York Yankees paid tribute to P by playing…

  16. Mobb Deep's Prodigy 'Made Some of the Best Hip-Hop Records of All Time,' Steve Rifkind Says

    June 20, 2017 9:43 PM EDT The label head knew the late rapper for nearly a quarter-century. The death of Prodigy (a.k.a. Albert Johnson ) of Mobb Deep on Tuesday (June 20) drew an avalanche of condolences and remembrances from across the hip-hop community, recognizing the profound impact the rapper and his…

  17. Losing Prodigy: Close Friend & 'Commissary Kitchen' Co-Author Kathy Iandoli Remembers Mobb Deep MC

    June 20, 2017 5:56 PM EDT "We all have those friends you dream big with, and for me, Prodigy was one of them." P spoke slowly, yet his mind moved rapidly. There’s a certain gift and a curse to that -- especially when you’re on the other end as the literary mouthpiece for a hip-hop legend. Every time a new…

  18. Raekwon Remembers Mobb Deep's Prodigy: We Were 'Real Deal Friends'

    June 20, 2017 4:40 PM EDT Raekwon and Prodigy 's friendship runs deep. After working together on  Mobb Deep 's 1995 classic  The Infamous  ("Eye for a Eye [Your Beef Is Mines]" and "Right Back at You") as well as solo offerings and posse cuts (they recently appeared on AZ's "…

  19. Mobb Deep's Prodigy Mourned by Nas, Just Blaze & More Hip-Hop Peers

    June 20, 2017 2:43 PM EDT Prodigy , one-half of the legendary '90s rap group Mobb Deep , died Tuesday (June 20) at age 42. The prolific MC was hospitalized in Las Vegas several days ago due to complications caused by his sickle cell anemia.  Known for his rugged rap scheme, Prodigy flourished in the '90s…

  20. Mobb Deep's Prodigy Dead at 42

    June 20, 2017 2:17 PM EDT Prodigy , New York rap legend and one-half of hip-hop group Mobb Deep  alongside Havoc, died in Las Vegas on Tuesday (June 20), a rep has confirmed to  Billboard . The 42-year-old was hospitalized several days ago due to complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis, a disease he has…

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