EarHustle411 is saddened to report another lost of a legend in the music community. Reports are circulating of the untimely death of Prodigy of the infamous hip- hop group Mobb Deep. According to reports the cause of the 42-year old’s death is not known. EarHustle411 will post updates as they are made available
Read more as reported by Billboard:
Prodigy, New York rap legend and one-half of hip-hop group Mobb Deep alongside Havoc, has passed away, a rep has confirmed to Billboard. The 42-year-old was hospitalized in Las Vegas several days ago due to complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis, a disease he has battled since birth.
“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,” a statement from the rep read. “We would like to thank everyone for respecting the family’s privacy at this time.”
News first spread of the rapper’s passing from an Instagram post from Nas. “—- QB RIP King P. Prodigy 4 Ever,” he wrote.
The exact cause of death is yet to be determined.
This story will be updated as details become available.