Prodigy: Mobb Deep 4 Life

Prodigy live on..

The world is definitely changing at a faster rate. Sometimes the most talented are taken to do a bigger task on the other side to help us here in the physical.  Albert Johnson (November 2, 1974 – June 20, 2017), better known by his stage name Prodigy, was an American rapper and one half of the hip hop duo Mobb Deep with Havoc. He was the great-great-grandson of the founder of Morehouse College.

Prodigy was born in Hempstead, New York. He comes from a musical family—his grandfather, Budd Johnson, and his great-uncle Keg Johnson are remembered for their contributions to the Bebop era of jazz. His mother, Fatima Johnson, then known as Francis Collins, was a member of The Crystals. His father Budd Johnson Jr, was a member of a Doo wop music group called The Chanters.

Under the alias Lord–T (The Golden Child), Johnson joined Jive and landed an uncredited guest appearance on the Boyz N The Hood soundtrack on the song “Too Young” by Hi-Five. In high school, he met Havoc through a mutual friend. The duo became The “Poetical Prophets”, before choosing the name “The Infamous Mobb Deep” from a mutual friend.

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