Prodigy Laid To Rest
On Thursday, June 29th, Queens rapper Prodigy (real name Albert Johnson) was laid to rest. The Mobb Deep rapper’s service was held in Manhattan, with both a public and private viewing. 50 Cent, LL Cool J, Ice T, Fat Joe, Remy Ma and Havoc, were in attendance.
The service included remarks from minister Louis Farrakhan and 50 Cent, along with a live band and a spoken word performance.
50 shared a photo on social media writing:
I never spoke at a wake or funeral before but I felt like I had to say something at P’s. Rest In Peace prodigy God Bless.
I remember I had Pun signed to loud records and we would see Hav and P there all the time and would just tell jokes and of course PUN would be pranking us. I stood in the funeral today in disbelief I was so overwhelmed with sorrow just as a fan of Hip Hop music. I couldn’t believe we lost a Giant. his music was original and always authentic. he and Hav stayed true to their sound. as I look in the room and saw so many people who have played a part in my life I realized how blessed we are to have had one another in this industry. first we Rap then promote then hit the road to pay our bills. I know I’ve been threw ups and downs financially and emotionally I can only imagine how hard it was for P to be fighting an illness his whole life and still provided for his family and most of all he did it for his fans. New York we lost a king , a genius a legend I will truly miss him and always have love for the infamous Mobb Deep. Rip Prodigy ???
As previously reported, Prodigy died on June 20 in Las Vegas.His death came several days after he was hospitalized over sickle cell anemia complications. An official cause has not been released. He was 42.