With his cause of death currently reported as a fatal struggle with sickle cell anemia, Prodigy left behind a colossal rap legacy and huge shoes to fill as a member of one of the East Coast’s most famed hip-hop groups emerging from Queens. As fans send condolences, love and light to his family, the rest of hip-hop remembers the 42-year-old as a lauded New York rap legend inspiring several lyricists after him that will forever go down in history.
See how hip-hop has paid its respects in the posts below.
Damn. RiP to the great one Prodigy. Rap game lost a legend the world lost a G. 🙏🏽 to and for his fam. Love. MOBB— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) June 20, 2017
Rest In Peace to the legend Prodigy.— #PROERA (@PROERA) June 20, 2017
Rest In Peace Prodigy….. HipHop will miss you.— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) June 20, 2017
Smh…. fuck— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) June 20, 2017
Love and light to the family and friends of Prodigy.— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) June 20, 2017
One of Queen’s finest. He will be greatly missed.
Prodigy always been one of my favorite rappers 😔— ILY SABA 💕 (@sabaPIVOT) June 20, 2017
Hip hop has lost one of its best voices .....New York will never be the same again ... RIP Prodigy— Peter Rosenberg (@Rosenbergradio) June 20, 2017
Rip Prodigy 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿 Legend. Mob deep. pic.twitter.com/YddTPbIYLP— Tony Yayo (@TonyYayo) June 20, 2017
RIP Prodigy true definition of a Legend— Chaz French (@ChazFrenchMusic) June 20, 2017
R.I.P Prodigy & God bless you and your family for everything you gave the game.— Dizzy Wright (@DizzyWright) June 20, 2017
Prodigy was one of the people who raised me lyrically so I'll basically be sad all day..— ROYCE (@Royceda59) June 20, 2017
Rest In Peace Prodigy.— HOOD POPE (@ASAPferg) June 20, 2017
sad day 4 hip hop, blessings 2 his family, and real friends #RIPProdigy— Fredro Starr (@Fredro_Starr) June 20, 2017
Damn.... say it ain't so... Prodigy was one of my biggest influences and one of the nicest rappers to be ever breathe on a track. Really, i'm such a huge fan of P this is heartbreaking. I read his Autobiography last year and it was so inspiring to me... When he reached out to me a while back to show love it was the coolest fucking thing ever. Gone but not forgotten queensbridge royalty 41st side king. R.I.P. 👑
Man I'm rocked by the news of my man p passing... So many memories w him n havoc n the fellas.. Man im @ a loss— QTip (@QtipTheAbstract) June 20, 2017
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