R.I.P. Mobb Deep's Prodigy

The hip-hop legend died at the age of 42

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Jun 20, 2017

New York MC Prodigy, known best as one half of East Coast hip-hop duo Mobb Deep, has died. He was 42.

As TMZ reports, the rapper notably suffered from sickle cell anemia, though a cause of death has yet to be determined at press time.

Prodigy was in Las Vegas this past weekend performing alongside Ghostface Killah, Onyx, KRS-One and Ice-T as part of the "Art of Rap" tour.

Mobb Deep released their debut Juvenile Hell LP in 1993, with 1995's The Infamous catapulting Prodigy and Havoc to the upper echelon of East Coast rap alongside the Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, Big L, Nas and the Wu-Tang Clan.

The duo were also famously embroiled in East coast versus West coast beef with California icon Tupac Shakur, who penned Mobb Deep diss tracks such as "Hit 'Em Up" and "When We Ride on Our Enemies."

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