Sad day for the Hip Hop community today as Prodigy of Mobb Deep passed away earlier this morning.
A publicist for the group confirmed that Prodigy, real name Albert Johnson, was found unconscious early Tuesday morning. Our prayers go out to his family & friends! See the full statement below:
“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.”