Nas Announces Prodigy Of Mobb Deep Has Passed Away

The Hip Hop community is in mourning after Prodigy of Mobb Deep passed away unexpectedly.

We became aware of the tragedy after Nas posted an RIP message on his Instagram just moments ago.

Mobb’s publicist sent XXL 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 who was only 42-years-old, battled sickle cell anemia his entire life.


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