Mobb Deep rapper, Prodigy passed away in Las Vegas on June 20th and was laid to rest during a ceremony in Manhattan yesterday (June 29). There was a public and a private viewing for the Queens rapper, real name Albert Johnson.
Prodigy died just a few days after he was hospitalized for complications from sickle cell anemia. An official cause of death has not yet been released.
The ceremony saw plenty of big-names come out to celebrate P’s life, including fellow Queens rappers 50 Cent, LL Cool J, and Royal Flush, as well as members of Prodigy’s crew, his Mobb Deep partner Havoc, Minister Louis Farrakhan, Ice T, Fat Joe, and Remy Ma, among others…
I remember I had Pun signed to loud records and we would see Hav and P there all the time and would just tell jokes and of course PUN would be pranking us. I stood in the funeral today in disbelief I was so overwhelmed with sorrow just as a fan of Hip Hop music. I couldn't believe we lost a Giant. his music was original and always authentic. he and Hav stayed true to their sound. as I look in the room and saw so many people who have played a part in my life I realized how blessed we are to have had one another in this industry. first we Rap then promote then hit the road to pay our bills. I know I've been threw ups and downs financially and emotionally I can only imagine how hard it was for P to be fighting an illness his whole life and still provided for his family and most of all he did it for his fans. New York we lost a king , a genius a legend I will truly miss him and always have love for the infamous Mobb Deep. Rip Prodigy 🙏🏽💔