Prodigy From Mobb Deep Dies in Vegas at 42

Prodigy, one half of Mobb Deep, has passed in Las Vegas…

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.

He was 42.


  1. A hip hop legend has passed. Prodigy was one of the true hip hop artists. Rest in heaven brother; you gave us some true hip hop classics.

  2. Wow….RIP my brother, Shaka from Queens. Hip hop will always have a special place for you and the wealth of knowledge that you’ve shared on your struggles and come ups, a true 90’s NY rap pioneer. My little hip hop fam is really taking this hard. His book really inspired my nephew who suffers from SCA.

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