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.

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  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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