Legendary Emcee Prodigy of Mobb Deep, Dead at 42

The Queens emcee had been battling sickle cell anemia for years.

Mobb Deep emcee Prodigy has passed away in Las Vegas, according to his publicist. He was 42.

The cause of death has not yet been revealed, but Prodigy has openly talked about his battle with sickle cell anemia for years.

Fellow NY emcee Nas initially broke the news of P's passing on Instagram.

In addition to his work on eight Mobb Deep albums with his partner in crime Havoc, highlighted by the '95 classic The Infamous, the Queen rapper born Albert Johnson released five solo albums over the course of his 24-year recording career, the last, Hegelian Dialectic (The Book of Revelation), released this past January.