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Albert Johnson, better known as Prodigy of legendary New York rap duo “Mobb Deep” is dead.

This was contained in a statement made by his publicist;

“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.

“Aside from his interests in music, he also ventured into cooking and last year he published a book Commissary Kitchen: My Infamous Prison Cookbook.”

Prodigy, a co-founded Mobb Deep with Havoc died at the age of 42.

May his soul rest in peace.

Written by Clement Oluwasegun

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