(AllHipHop News) Last week the world found out about the passing of New York rapper Albert “Prodigy” Johnson.
Prodigy’s fellow Mobb Deep member Havoc and “Quiet Storm (Remix)” collaborator Lil Kim paid homage to the late emcee at the 2017 BET Awards.
“His pen painted vivid pictures of street life. He made what was ugly sound beautiful,” stated Kim.
Havoc added, “For over 20 years, he and I went through it all and seen it all. I’m going to miss my dude.”
Kim and Havoc also presented the award for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist.
The category’s winner, Kendrick Lamar, used part of his acceptance speech to honor P as well.
“Prodigy inspired my first mixtape at 16 years old, Y.H.N.I.C.,” said Lamar. “Off [Prodigy’s H.N.I.C.,] I was inspired to study my skills and work on my connection with my neighborhood and how can I inspire them the same way he inspired the streets.”