Prodigy of the rap group Mobb Deep was released from prison yesterday (Mar. 7) after serving three years for criminal possession of a weapon. Prodigy, whose real name is Albert Johnson, was let out on good behavior and will be under parole until 2014.
Prodigy was driving with his friend and producer The Alchemist back in 2006 when his vehicle was pulled over for making an illegal U-turn. After police searched the vehicle and found an unlicensed .22 caliber pistol, Prodigy was arrested. In October 2007, he was sentenced to three-and-a-half years.
During his incarceration, Prodigy continued to exercise his rap skills. Back in September, The Alchemist told fans that P had been getting beats and writing to them. The rapper is also reportedly releasing an autobiography about his life, rap career and troubles with the law.
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