Prodigy of Mobb Deep Dead At 42


Prodigy of Mobb Deep fame has died in Las Vegas at the age of 42.

Prodigy’s spokesperson told TMZ he 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.”

Born in Hempstead, New York as Albert Johnson, Prodigy became a member of the duo Mobb Deep.

He came from a musical family—his grandfather, Budd Johnson, and his great-uncle Keg Johnson are remembered for their contributions to the Bebop era of jazz. His mother, Fatima Johnson, was a member of The Crystals.