Albert “Prodigy” Johnson, solo rapper and a member of Mobb Deep, passed away at the age 42 on yesterday.
According to TMZ, Prodigy died in Las Vegas. He was in the city as part of the “Art of Rap Tour” with Ghostface Killah, Onyx, KRS-One, and Ice-T.
An official statement was released via his rep through Billboard.
“It is with extreme sadness and disbelief that we confirm the death of our dear friend Albert Johnson, better known to millions of fans as Prodigy of legendary NY rap duo Mobb Deep.” “We would like to thank everyone for respecting the family’s privacy at this time.”
Many fans, artists, producers, and members of the Hip-Hop community have expressed an outpouring of love and hurt for the legendary rapper. Everyone from Nas, Nicki Minaj, Q-Tip, A$AP Rocky, and more have taken to IG and Twitter to memorialize his passing. When you think of NYC 90’s/00’s hip hop, you automatically recall a classic Mobb Depp record. R.I.P Prodigy your legacy will continue to carry on.