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

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 alongside Havoc as the famed duo Mobb Deep. With hits like "Quiet Storm" and "Shook Ones," they became synonymous with East Coast rap.

Quickly after news surfaced regarding Prodigy's demise, many notable hip-hop figures paid their respects to the fallen MC on social media.

Check out the posts below. 


---- QB RIP King P. Prodigy 4 Ever

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"Salute to Prodigy, The H.N.I.C.. He's no longer here but could never be forgotten. I had the pleasure of getting a feature before his departure which still Proved that lyrically he never lost a touch., He was and still is a top tier Dart thrower off catalog alone., S.I.P and thank you for your contribution To the culture. "MOBB DEEP"



S.I.P King! HNIC!

A post shared by AZ (@quietazmoney) on


Wow another one gone too soon R.I.P. Prodigy from Mobb Deep. Wow SMH.

A post shared by Krayzie Bone ™ (@krayzie_bone) on

50 Cent

"R.I.P to Prodigy you will always be loved, and missed. God Bless you and your family, I'm at a loss of words."


RIP P @prodigymobbdeep

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"P was Family, anything We've (GRISELDA) ever needed since the first day we met him, he was there, he came to Buffalo and NOBODY comes there on his own to a Lil venue just to support , everytime we seen each other we hung until we hrs, it was like he was a big brother, giving us the guidance and telling us we had next, it was surreal bc this is Prodigy Top10 emcees ever, grew up listening to him wishing I was half as nice to being side by side with him until his last days as family, we did interviews, shows, LEGENDARY music together, we started our TOUR together so now I'm a finish it in his honor, this was a huge blow to Hip HOP there will never be another Bandana P"


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