(AllHipHop News) It’s a very sad day for Hip Hop culture.
Today news broke that New York emcee Albert “Prodigy” Johnson has passed away at the age of 42.
Many of Prodigy’s industry peers took to social media to express condolences to the late Mobb Deep member.
Check out the Hip Hop stars’ sympathetic messages for the rap legend below.
REST IN PEACE GOD P.
— BLUE CHIPS 7000 (@ActionBronson) June 20, 2017
Rest In Peace Prodigy….. HipHop will miss you.
— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) June 20, 2017
RIP PRODIGY 😓 pic.twitter.com/49j8H9nHsj
— Los Angeles Leakers (@LALeakers) June 20, 2017
— Just Blaze (@JustBlaze) June 20, 2017
Infamous. Goodbye Prodigy. @ Queensbridge Houses https://t.co/HWIAy0m5XL
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) June 20, 2017
RIP Prodigy one of the greatest rappers ever!!!!!
— Danny Brown (@xdannyxbrownx) June 20, 2017
— Elliott Wilson (@ElliottWilson) June 20, 2017
I really hope this prodigy story isn’t true
— Smoke DZA (@smokedza) June 20, 2017
Damn Man. Prodigy dying hurt. Sad for Hip Hop.
— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) June 20, 2017
Prodigy and Mobb Deep was a big influence to me. I used to freestyle to Keep It Thoro everyday in my dorm room. Rest in Power Prodigy
— Stalley (@Stalley) June 20, 2017
— Freddie Gibbs (@FreddieGibbs) 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
Ahh man… R.I.P Prodigy. I’m really, really sad right now. Like… Wow. 🙏🏽
— Joell Ortiz (@JoellOrtiz) 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
prodigy was the truth. very sad day 💔💔 #RIPProdigy
— Angie Martinez (@angiemartinez) June 20, 2017
Glad I got to do something with P. He was a solid dude, RIP King.
— Boi-1da (@Boi1da) June 20, 2017
— DJ Green Lantern (@DJGREENLANTERN) June 20, 2017
— 9th Wonder (@9thwonder) June 20, 2017
Hip hop has lost one of its best voices …..New York will never be the same again … RIP Prodigy
— Peter Rosenberg (@Rosenbergradio) June 20, 2017
— ScHoolboy Q (@ScHoolboyQ) June 20, 2017
Rest In Peace Prodigy.
— HOOD POPE (@ASAPferg) June 20, 2017
— Vinylz (@Vinylz) June 20, 2017
Terrible terrible news damn #prodigy no words. Im live on shade 45 sirius xm right now tune in we gonna talk all things P
— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) June 20, 2017
Prodigy ! RiP I’ll never forget going to New York and hearing mobb deep for the first time. In queens. Life changing sound. Hell on earth.
— FLYLO (@flyinglotus) June 20, 2017
RIP PRODIGY sleep well king…
— ghost (@therealstylesp) June 20, 2017
Man I’m rocked by the news of my man p passing… So many memories w him n havoc n the fellas.. Man im @ a loss
— QTip (@QtipTheAbstract) June 20, 2017
RIP PRODIGY 🙏🏾 . HIP HOP LOST ANOTHER LEGEND
— LORD FLACKO JODYE II (@asvpxrocky) June 20, 2017
rest in power prodigy
— thebe kgositsile (@earlxsweat) 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
“There’s a War going on outside No Man is safe from…” -The P, E Double: May Allah Be Pleased w our Brother. Your works remain. 🙏🏿
— سيف الله (@JayElectronica) June 20, 2017
“…. ya’ll want problems pursue it… let’s do it..”
“Mo-b-b got those whole place jumpin’..” #RIPProdigy
— OldMan Ebro (@oldmanebro) June 20, 2017
— Mr C’mon Son!!!! (@MrEdLover) June 20, 2017
— DJ Whoo Kid (@DJWhooKid) June 20, 2017
— TROY AVE (@TroyAve) June 20, 2017
Rest in Power Prodigy
— Yung Rénzél 🏇 (@RickRoss) June 20, 2017
— Big Boi (@BigBoi) June 20, 2017
— MAXWELL (@_MAXWELL_) June 20, 2017
Sleep well, Prodigy. Big fan always. Much love out to his family & friends who’ve been battling his sickness with him for a long time
— Damon Wayans Yunior? (@wayansjr) June 20, 2017
RIP Prodigy of Mobb Deep. Gone too soon.
— Touré (@Toure) June 20, 2017
The Infamous was one of the albums that made me wanna rap. I copied you and L. Rhymed over all of those instrumentals.
— Mac (@MacMiller) June 20, 2017
— Official SlumVillage (@slumvillage) June 20, 2017
— Sway Calloway (@RealSway) June 20, 2017
I been doing this shit for years. Holding heat, selling, using, abusing all kinds of drugs. Robbing niggas, running up in niggas cribs, you know, the whole shit. So don’t ever in your life get me confused with some of them other niggas that you might see on tv, or hear on the radio & such. Know what I’m saying? I mean this is me, P, I’m speaking for my fucking self. When you see me at thew show, on stage, or in the street, I definitely got the gat on me you know what I’m saying? Know what I mean? & it ain’t like I’m trying to be a tough guy, or make people think I’m crazy by saying all this shit… but what is is is that, I know how niggas get down. I used to be in the clubs, The Muse, The Tunnel, whatever the fuck. Niggas get they little drink on having fun with they little crew, start cutting, shooting or whatever, things like that. A lot of these so called rap niggas aint never seen no parts of that shit you know what I’m saying? You dig where Im coming from? & I know a lot of y’all niggas, matter fact all y’all niggas listening to this shit is like “Yeah, we gon see them Mobb Deep niggas we gon see what they about. You know what I’m saying? Touch them niggas we gon see where they head is at. So yo, I’m gonna let you niggas know right now. You ain’t gotta waste your time, or your money on your hospital bills. & if you step to me on a personal level I don’t back down easy. There’s a good chance your ass either gonna get shot, stabbed, or knuckled down..one out of the three. So don’t gamble with your life duke word up. 8 believe me, I know very well I could get shot, stabbed or fucked up too, whatever. I ain’t “Supernigga, I’m a little skinny mutha fucka. It’s all about who gets who first, though you know what I’m saying? So therefore, say no more. To all my niggas, get the money, frontin niggas get deceased. And oh yeah, to all them rap ass niggas with your half assed rhymes talking about how much you get high, how much weed you smoke, & that crazy space shit that don’t even make no sense, don’t ever speak to me when you see me, know what I’m saying? Word. I’ma have to get on some ol’ high school shit, start punching niggas in they faces for living.
Damn…. say it ain’t so… Prodigy was one of my biggest influences and one of the nicest rappers to ever breathe on a track. Really, i’m such a huge fan of P this is heartbreaking. I read his Autobiography last year and it was so inspiring to me… When he reached out to me a while back to show love it was the coolest fucking thing ever. Gone but not forgotten queensbridge royalty 41st side king. R.I.P. 👑
It’s way bigger than rap. Thank you P for EVERYTHING …. P always flipped that smile on when he saw Harley. Just last week He was at my party with his daughter and the “a little blood get on my daughter it’s nothing she’ll live” line came on and It was awkwardly funny. the music will live forever. You will be missed P.
I got you stuck off the realness… First time I heard/saw Mobb Deep was the Shook Ones video and I instantly connected bcuz not only did they sound authentic to OUR streets that I was on but they looked like US too. Whether it was shooting videos in the projects wit they niggas holding gallons of Henny or chilling on Housing Projects benches or riding in Acura Legend’s wearing bandana’s, me being a young NYC kid from the Projects at the time they spoke our language & was the REALNESS!! Prodigy’s unorthodox flow & aggressive (without raising his voice) cadence was one of the illest in the game. When he said “rock you in ya face, stab ya brain wit ya nose bone” you felt it!! I got so many memories from riding to school for months listening to The Infamous album to being in The Tunnel nightclub when @funkflex played Quiet Storm & Queens would go crazy!! Damn!! RIP to our fallen soldier, the legend Prodigy aka P aka H.N.I.C. Sleep in Paradise! 🙏🏾