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.
“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”
Damn. RiP to the great one Prodigy. Rap game lost a legend the world lost a G. —- to and for his fam. Love. MOBB
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) June 20, 2017
— methodman (@methodman) June 20, 2017
Love and light to the family and friends of Prodigy.
One of Queen’s finest. He will be greatly missed.
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) June 20, 2017
— ScHoolboy Q (@ScHoolboyQ) June 20, 2017
new york and the world just changed. rest in peace Prodigy.
— el-p (@therealelp) June 20, 2017
Damn man…. Life is a gift. p was a gift to his fam and the rap world RIP P
— QTip (@QtipTheAbstract) June 20, 2017
— Ghostface Killah (@GhostfaceKillah) June 20, 2017
— Sean Diddy Combs (@diddy) June 20, 2017
RIP PRODIGY sleep well king…
— ghost (@therealstylesp) June 20, 2017
RIP Prodigy one of the greatest rappers ever!!!!!
— Danny Brown (@xdannyxbrownx) June 20, 2017
— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) June 20, 2017
“Rock you in your face, stab your brain with your nose bone” will forever be the hardest line.
— ItsTheReal (@itsthereal) June 20, 2017
RIP Prodigy. Every time I met him he was the nicest guy and he was at the top of his game til the very end. A true legend.
— Jonwayne (@jonwayne) June 20, 2017
RIP Prodigy of Mobb Deep. Gone too soon.
— Touré (@Toure) June 20, 2017
I’m sick to my stomach, what terrible news to wake up to. RIP Prodigy one of my favourite rappers of all time, can’t believe this.
— Boi-1da (@Boi1da) June 20, 2017
MOBB DEEP’S MUZIK STILL HITS MY SOUL LIKE THE VERY FIRST TIME I HEARD IT EVERY TIME.
— Alexander Spit (@AlexanderSpit) June 20, 2017
Wow. RIP Prodigy True Legend …..—-
— DJ Pauly D (@DJPaulyD) June 20, 2017
Not my nigga smfh im devastated right now! Rip Prodigy love you my nigga! https://t.co/AahF1ZOJgO
— CONWAY (@WHOISCONWAY) June 20, 2017
Haven’t woke up with an upset stomach all year. Woke up today and saw Nas post something about RIP Prodigy smh —— Sad day in Hip-Hop —
— M ! L L Z ¥ (@JAE_MILLZ) June 20, 2017
Hip hop has lost one of its best voices …..New York will never be the same again … RIP Prodigy
— Peter Rosenberg (@Rosenbergradio) June 20, 2017
Wow RIP Prodigy —
— ROYCE (@Royceda59) June 20, 2017
— Just Blaze (@JustBlaze) June 20, 2017
— DJ Green Lantern (@DJGREENLANTERN) June 20, 2017
They scared to death , they scared to look.. they shook rip Prodigy
— PNBROCK (@pnbrock) June 20, 2017
— 9th Wonder (@9thwonder) June 20, 2017
#RIPPRODIGY ———————- Mobb Deep is my favorite rap group of all time. Anybody that knows me knows this to be true…
— Rah Digga (@therealrahdigga) June 20, 2017
RIP Prodigy. Our fave. No words. HNIC MOBB forever. pic.twitter.com/gObuV9O84s
— RIP PRODIGY (@Chromeo) June 20, 2017
— SHAQ (@SHAQ) June 20, 2017
Rip prodigy. God bless his family and all his fans. Mobb forever.
— Wiz Khalifa (@wizkhalifa) June 20, 2017
“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.”
This was New Year’s Eve we got drunk n smoked together n put the past in the past #ripprodigy love to the whole Mobb deep family I just spoke to gotti and twin and Tyson salute ty nitty karate joe , god father n the family we here for all y’all queens lost a legend today so we gonna keep his legacy alive and what’s even crazier is im in Las Vegas still I saw him 3 days ago soon as he got off stage I offered him drinks him and hav but p said he wasn’t feeling well I thought nothing of it god bless u KING P
When I say Loud was a family, Loud was a family. We might have yelled and screamed at each other, but we always wanted what was best for the act. I just got the call the Prodigy passed, there are no words to describe the feeling that I am feeling right now. Mobb Deep was the second group to go platinum right after Wu. We not only talked music we talked about everything but all I can say right now is RIP.
“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”