Three years ago, Prodigy of Mobb Deep died at age 42 On June 20, 2017 In Las Vegas, NV.
Today in Hip-Hop: Three years ago, We lost the late great, Albert Johnson (November 2, 1974 – June 20, 2017), better known by his stage name Prodigy, was a rapper, actor and author who was one half of the hip-hop's duo Mobb Deep with Havoc.
Prodigy, one half of the groundbreaking hip-hop duo Mobb Deep, was diagnosed as an infant with a severe form of sickle cell anemia, a blood disease marked by debilitating bouts of bodily pain. It didn’t stop him from revolutionizing rap music in the 1990s with the group’s bleak, foreboding vignettes of street life in New York City. But in his day-to-day life Prodigy worried often about when the next pain attack would come and how bad it would be.
Deep's Prodigy passed away at the age of 42. The iconic rapper On Tuesday, after being hospitalized in Las Vegas. The cause of death wasn't clear, sources claimed that he died from choking on egg. It's unclear whether P died because of choking or due to complications from sickle cell anemia. As The Washington Post reported. He was on tour at the time.