Hip hop artists young and old pay tribute to the late Mobb Deep rapper.
Legendary Mobb Deep rapper Prodigy passed away this morning from complications related to sickle cell anemia. He was only 42.
The news was made public no more than an hour ago, but word has traveled quick. Nas, Questlove, DJ Premier, Vince Staples, Meek Mill, Nicki Minaj, Boi-1da, Flying Lotus, A$AP Rocky, and countless other hip hop artists young and old have taken to social media to remember Prodigy. Read their tributes below.
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.
It's crazy how u never meet a person b4 but through beats n rhymes u feel the struggle like as u guys were actually boys doing the shit They rapped about together. This Nigga P was the 1st nigga to show me how to rap grimey n say cold bars Facts Wore Tim's and Extra Long Chains. I played Mobb deep everyday as a teen when niggaz on the west was playing Dog pound. I usually don't do this type of shit over some1 I never met but this is fucked up man R.I.P to my favorite Gun Bar King PRODIGY!!!!!
Damn!!!Just saw bandanna p at the west side guns and Conway show and told him Kiss n myself was just banging murder Muzik .. shit is crazy!— ghost (@therealstylesp) June 20, 2017
Unbelievable. Rest in peace Don P.— KAYTRANADA (@KAYTRANADA) 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
REST IN PEACE GOD P.— BLUE CHIPS 7000 (@ActionBronson) 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
Rest In Peace Prodigy….. HipHop will miss you.— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) June 20, 2017
Ahh man... R.I.P Prodigy. I'm really, really sad right now. Like... Wow.— Joell Ortiz (@JoellOrtiz) June 20, 2017
RIP PRODIGY . HIP HOP LOST ANOTHER LEGEND— LORD FLACKO JODYE II (@asvpxrocky) June 20, 2017