Legendary rapper Prodigy, half of Mobb Deep, dead at the age of 42

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Son, they shook.

The hip-hop world is collectively in mourning Tuesday as Prodigy, half of the the acclaimed hip-hop duo Mobb Deep, expired at the age of 42 earlier the coming week, according to a statement released by his publicist. The news starts exactly a few weeks after a accomplishment at New York’s annual Summer Jam music festival.

According to a statement submit a report to Complex and various stores, the genre-defining rapper, born Alton Johnson, died after a lifetime duelling sickle cell anemia 😛 TAGEND

It is with extreme sadness and mistrust that we prove the deaths among our soul mate Albert Johnson, better known to millions of devotees as Prodigy of acclaimed NY rap duo Mobb Deep. Prodigy was hospitalized a few days ago in Vegas after a Mobb Deep operation for complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis.As most of his love know, Prodigy combated the disease since delivery. The precise causes of demise have yet to be determined.We would like to thank everyone for respecting the family’s privacy at this time.

Johnson’s battle with the disease was not private, but since Prodigy’s surpassing endless gratitudes from musicians and supporters have pastured up, including hashtags #RIPProdigy and #MobbDeep tending on Twitter.

QB RIP King P. Prodigy 4 Ever

A post shared by Nasir Jones (@ nas) on Jun 20, 2017 at 10:33 am PDT

Infamous. Goodbye Prodigy .

A announce shared by Questlove Gomez (@ questlove) on Jun 20, 2017 at 11:04 am PDT

Prodigy, along with Havoc, were formative chassis in the New York hip-hop scene during the early ‘9 0s. The Queens-bred duo secreted eight books as Mobb Deep. Their sophomore album, The Infamous, became a critically acclaimed classic that had now been cemented itself in hip-hop myth, and their 1995 way “Shook Ones, Pt. II” arguably the duo’s biggest hit best epitomized their brash, grunge-filled aesthetic. It still can be heard in teams and saloons today.

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