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Prodigy (rapper)

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Background information
Birth nameAlbert Johnson
BornNovember 2, 1974(1974-11-02)[1]
Hempstead, New York, U.S.
OriginQueens, New York, U.S.
DiedJune 20, 2017(2017-06-20) (aged 42)
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
GenresHip hop
  • Rapper
  • author
  • actor
Years active1989–2017
Associated acts

Albert Johnson (November 2, 1974 – June 20, 2017), better known by his stage name Prodigy, was an American rapper. He was known for being the one half of the hip hop duo Mobb Deep with Havoc. He also appeared in the 2007 drama movie Blackout.

Prodigy died of complications from sickle-cell anemia and choking on an egg at a hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 20, 2017, aged 42.[2]


  1. "Mobb Deep Bio | Mobb Deep Career". MTV Artists.
  2. Weinstein, Max (June 20, 2017). "Prodigy dies at 42". XXL. Retrieved June 20, 2017. 

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