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Prodigy R.I.P.
06-21-2017 12:17 AM
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Icondead Prodigy R.I.P.
Damn, that's fucked up.

A sad loss.

'Adrenaline' always got me amped, salute for dropping them gems on us
Prodigy. R.I.P. a.k.a Albert Johnson (November 2, 1974 – June 20, 2017)

''Guns kick like Pelé
My big shit be jumping like Jordan''





Quote: Prodigy, rapper of Mobb Deep fame, dies at 42

The Queens-born MC died on Tuesday after a performance in Las Vegas, having been hospitalized recently for complications tied to sickle cell anemia
The Queens rapper, half the ‘90s hardcore duo with Havoc, has written a book with journalist Kathy Iandoli called “commissary kitchen: my infamous prison cookbook.” (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Mobb Deep’s Prodigy in 2016. The rapper died on Tuesday at age 42. Photograph: Mark Lennihan/AP

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Tuesday 20 June 2017 20.26 BST
Last modified on Tuesday 20 June 2017 22.27 BST

The rapper Prodigy, one half of the American hip-hop duo Mobb Deep, died on Tuesday at the age of 42.

The MC was found unconscious in Las Vegas, and while the cause of death remains unclear, the group’s publicist sent the following statement to the music website XXL:

“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.”

Mobb Deep, comprised of Prodigy and Havoc, has sold more than 3 million records, their albums The Infamous and Hell on Earth having been critically acclaimed successes in the 1990s. The group took an indefinite hiatus in 2012 but reunited shortly after, releasing their eighth album, The Infamous Mobb Deep, in 2014. The duo performed in Las Vegas at the weekend on The Art of Rap tour, alongside Ice-T, Ghostface Killah, and Onyx.
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Prodigy published an autobiography in 2011 called My Infamous Life: The Autobiography of Mobb Deep’s Prodigy. He also collaborated last year with Kathy Iandoli on a cookbook, Commissary Kitchen, a collection of recipes he conceived of while serving a three-year sentence for gun possession charges. In a candid 2011 interview with Jesse Thorn, Prodigy discussed his sickle cell anemia:

“Sickle cell anemia is a hereditary disease that’s passed down from your mother and father, and is basically a rare blood disorder where your blood cells change from a round shape, a normal, round blood cell shape, to a sickle shape,” he explained. “They start interlocking with each other and causing clotting, and it causes pain where that happens. It’s like a domino effect, it spreads throughout your body, and the pain increases and it gets progressively worse if you don’t take care of it right away; as soon as you feel the pain, you’re supposed to go to the hospital or take pain medication for it.”

Both Havoc, born Kejuan Muchita, and Prodigy attended the Manhattan High School of Art and Design. The latter came from a family of musicians, his grandfather having played in a jazz band at Harlem’s Cotton Club alongside Quincy Jones. Prodigy’s mother and father, too, were artists, the former having performed in The Crystals, who opened for Diana Ross and The Supremes, and the latter in the doo-wop group The Chanters.

Fellow musicians such as Nicki Minaj, Nas, and Questlove all offered their condolences over social media.

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06-21-2017 03:45 AM
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Keep It Thoro was always like theme music for me haha




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06-21-2017 05:11 PM
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All Mobb Deep Mix -

Code:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3xkSy-UzFwJYUxrN2tjRXRkcm8

Been bopping my head to this -






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06-22-2017 03:29 AM
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Has always been a top 10 of mine, I had a track with him and raekwon on my old crypt mix actually. I copped The Infamous back in the day, before getting Juvenile Hell, having not heard a thing off of it. Album's a front to back, then I had the single of G.O.D. pt. 3 with the Mighty Mi remix-now lost all of my Mobb Deep shit with moves and whatever. It's sad cause he was still making dope shit even and here's a dope vid of him and Sean P as well-





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06-23-2017 02:03 PM
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^ That is so ill and so sad at the same time, nice drop.

Check this out, 10 Prodigy free-styles -



''01- Mobb Deep - WKCR freestyle (Sept 94)
02- Prodigy & Ty Nitty - DJ Clue freestyle (1996) over 'Motherless Child'
03- Prodigy - You Ain't A Killer freestyle (1997)
04- Prodigy - When You See Me (2001) dissing Jay Z over 'Hail Mary'
05- E Money Bags & Prodigy - Sooner Or Later (2000) over 'Phone Tap'
06- Prodigy - 50 MCs Vol 3 freestyle
07- Prodigy - Radio 1 Rap Show freestyle part one (April 2000)
08- Prodigy - Radio 1 Rap Show freestyle part two (April 2000)
09- Prodigy - Radio 1 Rap Show freestyle part three (April 2000) over The LOX 'Fuck You'
10 - Prodigy - Kay Slay freestyle (2000) over Wu Tang 'Uzi (Pinky Ring)''


Code:
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Mobbin -



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06-26-2017 09:06 AM
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Quote:RIP PRODIGY OF MOBB DEEP, ONE OF THE GREATEST RAPPERS OF ALL TIME
BY CORMEGA


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On June 20, I received a text from a friend asking me if Prodigy was dead. I looked at my phone with disgust, assuming it was baseless gossip. But just to make sure, I searched online. I found nothing. Then I got another text asking the same thing. I thought this was all a tasteless joke until more texts came and someone sent me a screenshot of TMZ saying Prodigy had died. By then I was in my car and felt so terrible I thought I might crash. I pulled over and let my daughter go into a store as a plethora of thoughts went through my mind. To the world, Prodigy, one of the greatest rappers of all time, had passed away at the age of 42. But I lost someone I knew, someone I had shared stages with. He would never say “what up thun” as he did when we saw each other. News of his death left me uneasy, but also made me grateful for the time we spent together and the music we made.

I met Prodigy in the early '90s when he was a teenage rapper eager to make a name for himself. He lived in Long Island but would come to Queensbridge to see Havoc—his eventual partner in the group Mobb Deep. We were all trying to succeed it in the rap game, but they worked harder than I did. They were doing everything they could to ensure their success.

I admired their determination. But I was caught up in the street life that would inevitably send me on an up north trip to Midstate. During my years away, Mobb Deep developed into a formidable ‎duo. One day, while I was in prison and watching television, I caught a video of “Shook One’s,” the hit single of Mobb Deep’s The Infamous LP. I felt proud to know them, proud that the seeds they had planted had blossomed into something wild and exciting. It was also amazing to see so many familiar faces in the video, which was filmed on the same streets we represented. Mobb Deep had made it. They was “on” as we would say when someone succeeds.

When I came home, Prodigy and Havoc were in their prime and P invited me to one of their shows in Orchard Beach. The crowd was insane. I couldn’t believe the effect they had on people, and soon after I noticed everyone in New York was bumping their music. The Infamous, helped solidify Queensbridge as the epicenter of hip-hop.

Not long after the show, I joined P in the studio while he and Havoc worked on their next album, Hell on Earth. Their first record was a classic, but I could tell they were setting an even higher standard on this project.

The song that stands out most to me as an MC is “Apostle’s Warning.” Prodigy’s lyrics on the track are some of the best I've ever heard. Period. If anyone doubted he could rhyme, they didn’t anymore. His words were punctuated by Havoc’s production, which established him as one of the most talented beat makers in the game. ‎

Over the next few years, the group continued to grow, and I was happy to see Prodigy succeed—not only as a rapper but as a man. Sometimes we care more about what a person can do than who they actually are. Beyond music, P was a dreamer, a dedicated father and an inquisitive mind who always questioned convention. He was prepared for death before any of us—perhaps because of his illness, sickle cell anemia. As a consequence, he knew he might not have long on this earth. And his demeanor and drive reflected the determination of a man who not only valued time, but was also unwilling to take it for granted. His quest for greatness was not a fruitless journey and he was eager to share what he accomplished with his people.

In 1999, when Mobb Deep was working on the album Murda Muzik in Miami, P and Havoc gave me the opportunity to appear on a track. At the time I was disillusioned with the music industry. I gave in to the allure of a life I thought I had sworn off. This was my chance to escape that lifestyle, once and for all. I knew I had to kill it. The song was called "What's Your Poison," and I recorded my verse, hoping the track would eventually make the album.

It did, and I was proud. As artists, we’re often competitive, but we’re also fans of each other and I was honored to appear with Havoc and P. “Murda Muzik” went on to become Mobb Deep’s biggest selling record and I got my first platinum plaque as a result.

Later, Prodigy called me to say he was trying to work with Priority Records. The label said if he could get Cormega signed, they would give him his own imprint, Infamous Records. So P asked me and I said “Let’s do it. Just make sure i get a nice car.” The deal never came to fruition, because Priority went through restructuring, but I was there for Prodigy when he needed me as he was with me.

In 2001, I released my first album, The Realness, independently, and Prodigy appeared on two tracks, one solo and one with Havoc. The album gained critical acclaim, and from there, my career took off.‎

Over the years, Prodigy and I had valleys and peaks, but I can say this sincerely—with God as my witness—I loved him. And I’ll always feel honored that we made music together and be grateful for the things he did for me.

Born and raised in New York City, Cormega (@iamcormega) is a hip-hop artist who has released five albums, including his latest Mega Philosophy. His first book,Understanding the True Meaning, comes out on July 7.
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