According to billboard.com Prodigy, one-half of the legendary ’90s rap group Mobb Deep, died Tuesday (June 20) at age 42. The prolific MC was hospitalized in Las Vegas several days ago due to complications caused by his sickle-cell anemia.
Known for his rugged rap scheme, Prodigy flourished in the ’90s alongside Havoc as the famed duo Mobb Deep. With hits like “Quiet Storm” and “Shook Ones,” they became synonymous with East Coast rap.
Quickly after news surfaced regarding Prodigy’s demise, many notable hip-hop figures paid their respects to the fallen MC on social media.