Published Jun 27, 2017The music world was shocked by the passing of Mobb Deep's Prodigy last week. Not only was he revered in his home state of New York, but also by rap contemporaries around the globe.
The latest two to pay tribute to the iconic rapper are Kendrick Lamar and Eminem. As part of Peter Rosenberg's Prodigy tribute mix for Hot 97, the two modern day MCs recited their favourite Prodigy verses to open the listen.
Eminem picked a Mobb Deep classic in "Survival of the Fittest" for his favourite bars:
There's a war goin' on outside no man is safe from
You could run, but you can't hide forever
From these streets that we done took
You walkin' with your head down
Scared to look, you shook
'Cause ain't no such things as halfway crooks
Meanwhile, Kendrick chose some lyrics from Prodigy's solo song "Genesis":
Respect the I-M-D
Fresh out the car in the R-A-double-P, E-R
P-E-double, when I speak it gets real
Flakes try to tell me, "Yo Dunn, nah chill
You can't come out, wylin out like that
Rhymes so vivid Dunn I see what you sayin'
But you gotta understand how I feel
The pain and the hardship it took to build
Years of frustration, some got killed
Hear the two deliver their picks in the player below.
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