Prodigy of the rap duo Mobb Deep has passed away at age 42.
The heartbreaking news was first broken by Nas in a post to Instagram. It was then confirmed by the late rapper’s publicist to XXL Magazine.
“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. Prodigy 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 exact causes of death have yet to be determined. We would like to thank everyone for respecting the family’s privacy at this time.”