Albert Johnson (November 2nd 1974 – June 20th 2017)
Prodigy, one half of the Queensbridge rap duo Mobb Deep, passed away this morning aged 42.
The groups publicist gave confirmation to the press in the following statement:
“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.” “Prodigy was hospitalized a few days ago in Vegas after a Mobb Deep performance for complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis. As most of his fans know, Prodigy battled the disease since birth. The exact causes of death have yet to be determined. We would like to thank everyone for respecting the family’s privacy at this time.”
Prodigy died in Las Vegas, Nevada after being hospitalized there a few days before. He’d been performing with Mobb Deep partner Havoc on the “Art of Rap Tour” in Las Vegas & became unwell, apparently due to complications with sickle-cell anemia. The cause of death has not been confirmed as of yet.
Best known for his work with co-partner Havoc as Mobb Deep, Prodigy also had a solo career & ventured into movie acting.
Mobb Deep album discography:
1993: Juvenile Hell
1995: The Infamous
1996: Hell On Earth
1999: Murda Muzik
2004: Amerikaz Nightmare
2006: Blood Money
2011: Black Cocaine (EP)
2014: The Infamous Mobb Deep
Solo album discography:
2008: H.N.I.C. Pt. 2
2012: H.N.I.C. 3
2012: The Bumpy Johnson Album
2017: The Hegelian Dialectic
Prodigy’s final album project was “Hegelian Dialectic (The Book Of Revelation)”, released on January 20th 2017.