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MOBB DEEP’s, PRODIGY, has passed away. HE was 42. RIP to the Legend via @lisafordblog

"To all the killers and the hundred dolla billers" Hip Hop lost a legend today… RIP PRODIGY, the infamous lyricist from Iconic rap duo, MOBB DEEP. Songs like “Survival of the Fittest” inspired me and increased my undying love for Hip Hop, and "The Infamous", album was one of the best Hip Hop projects of all time. I keep the "Shook Ones Part 2" playing in regular rotation DAILY, as this is one of the few songs that captivate my ears. And Mobb Deep’s influential music has been described by Rolling Stone magazine as a "raw, vivid, and vicious distillation of East Coast gangsta rap". The cause of PRODIGY’s death is yet to be determined, but the “Poetical Prophet” has long been battling with sickle cell disease, where the life expectancy is only about 40 years old. Seems like every other day the world shows you that we’re not immortal. Hip Hop lost another G.O.A.T.
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MOBB DEEP – “Back At You” (Music Video) #ThrowbackThursday via @lisafordblog

In "Back At You", Havoc's and Prodigy's flow is very fluid, seamless, and interchangeable between the two. Lyrically, I will admit, Mobb Deep hadn't reached their peaks at this point, but they were very close. And lets not be ignorant. The video is raw as fuck! As far as the instrumental goes, can you really argue how elite it is in its simplicity? So in summation, with all those elements considered and combined, I feel that this is their best song ever.
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Prodigy of Mobb Deep, Immortal Technique, & More speak on MALCOLM X’s influence (VIDEO)

On May 19, 2012, at the Malcolm X Block Party in New York City, rappers & poets came together to celebrate the life of the revolutionary leader known as Malcolm X in uptown New York City. Prodigy (Mobb Deep), Papoose, Lord Jamar (Brand Nubian), Amanda “Diva” Seales (poet & journalist, formerly of Floetry), & Immortal Technique all spoke about Malcolm X’s positive influence on their lives & their careers. The Malcolm X Block Party was sponsored by The Source Magazine.

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