Prodigy, one half of Mobb Deep, has died in Las Vegas at the age of 42.
His publicist says 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." The publicist added ... "the exact cause of death has not been determined." Prodigy was in Vegas over the weekend performing with the Art of Rap tour ... with Ghostface Killah, Onyx, KRS-One, Ice-T to name a few. Mobb Deep performed Saturday night.
Prodigy recently released Commissary Kitchen: My Infamous Prison Cookbook and came by to talk with us about it as well as givi g us the exclusive title of his upcoming 8th solo album Hegelian dialectic during an interview with DNA.
Prodigy's catalog curently includes 7 solo albums, 8 albums and 1 EP as a group with Mobb Deep, 4 Compilation albums, 4 films and multiple books including his Autobiography ' My Infamous Life'.
RIP to Prodigy an original 66RAW Family member & a Hip-hop Legend. MOBB 4 Life! The 66RAW Family extends our prayers and condolences to his brother Havoc as well as Prodigy's family and friends.