Mobb Deep‘s Prodigy died unexpectedly on Tuesday at the age of 42.
Hip hop is mourning one of its legends today and the entire community including rappers like Nicki Minaj, Nas, 50 Cent, Rihanna, and more are reacting to Prodigy’s death. In fact almost every big name in hip hop reacted to the sudden death of the New York rap legend. Prodigy was hospitalized last weekend after a performance in Las Vegas on Saturday night for the Art of Rap tour. He has been battling sickle cell anemia since birth but it’s still unclear of the disease ultimately lead to his death.
“Don’t want to believe he’s gone. Omg. RIP,” Nicki Minaj wrote on Instagram. Nas was perhaps one of the first rappers to break the news on social media writing, “QB RIP King P. Prodigy 4 Ever.” 50 Cent also reacted to the legendary Mobb Deep emcee by reflecting on a time when cops asked Prodigy to set him up by planting drugs or guns in his car.
Unbelievable. Rest in peace Don P. ?
— KAYTRA (@KAYTRANADA) June 20, 2017
First & foremost. My condolences and prayers are with P's family… Rest in Power my brother. #RIPProdigy
— Immortal Technique (@ImmortalTech) June 20, 2017
Shattered hearing news of Prodigy while here Luxembourg tour. MobbDeep duo=nice guys, I would see him occasionally out in LI. #restinbeats
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) June 20, 2017
I can't right now. #PRODIGY
— PHAROAHE MONCH (@pharoahemonch) June 20, 2017
Terrible terrible news damn #prodigy no words. Im live on shade 45 sirius xm right now tune in we gonna talk all things P
— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) 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
Hip hop needs to take a moment of silence! #RIPPRODIGY ?? Your legacy and contribution to music will live forever!
— DJ EFN (@djEFN) June 20, 2017
Rest In Peace #Prodigy ??
— Ciara (@ciara) June 20, 2017