Veteran American hip-hop head and rapper Prodigy has passed on.
Prodigy, one-half of rap group Mobb Deep was found lying and unconscious early morning on Tuesday before he later died according to a close source.
A public statement on Prodigy’s dead was published as follows.
“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.”
The rapper whose real name is Albert Johnson was one part of the earliest and very influential hip-hop groups in America Mobb Deep.
Fellow rappers who are shocked by the Prodigy’s untimely death have poured in tributes for the Queens very own.
Notable tributes have been sent in from Nas and Nicki Minaj.