Hip Hop just lost a great one. On Tuesday (June 20), Queens rapper Prodigy passed away after a long battle with sickle cell anemia. According to TMZ, the Mobb Deep member was rushed to a hospital after a Las Vegas show for his “Art of Rap” tour. The cause of death is still under unknown.
Fellow New York rapper Nas, was one of the first to break the tragic news as many of his peers followed suit. From rappers, to producers, to hip hop influencers, all took to social media to pay tribute to one the best rappers of all time.
Prodigy formed the infamous Mobb Deep in 1992 with rapper Havoc, and they became well-respected icons in the game for creating timeless hits including “Shook Ones, Part II,” “Survival of the Fittest,” and “Quiet Storm.”
RIP Prodigy one of the greatest rappers ever!!!!!
— Danny Brown (@xdannyxbrownx) June 20, 2017
Damn. RiP to the great one Prodigy. Rap game lost a legend the world lost a G. to and for his fam. Love. MOBB
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) June 20, 2017
RIP PRODIGY . HIP HOP LOST ANOTHER LEGEND
— LORD FLACKO JODYE II (@asvpxrocky) June 20, 2017
— Ghostface Killah (@GhostfaceKillah) June 20, 2017
Damn Man. Prodigy dying hurt. Sad for Hip Hop.
— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) June 20, 2017
REST IN PEACE GOD P.
— BLUE CHIPS 7000 (@ActionBronson) June 20, 2017
— Just Blaze (@JustBlaze) June 20, 2017
— DJ Green Lantern (@DJGREENLANTERN) June 20, 2017
Rest in Peace Prodigy from Mobb Deep
— ALI AS (@AliAs_BM4G) June 20, 2017
Love and light to the family and friends of Prodigy.
One of Queen’s finest. He will be greatly missed.
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) June 20, 2017
— Phonte (@phontigallo) June 20, 2017
I'm sick to my stomach, what terrible news to wake up to. RIP Prodigy one of my favourite rappers of all time, can't believe this.
— Boi-1da (@Boi1da) June 20, 2017
Prodigy was one of the people who raised me lyrically so I'll basically be sad all day..
— ROYCE (@Royceda59) June 20, 2017
I can't right now. #PRODIGY
— PHAROAHE MONCH (@pharoahemonch) June 20, 2017
#RIPPRODIGY Mobb Deep is my favorite rap group of all time. Anybody that knows me knows this to be true…
— Rah Digga (@therealrahdigga) June 20, 2017
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