- Name: Prodigy
- Age at Death: 42 years old
- Height: 5ft 6in (168 cm)
- Occupation: Rapper
- Net Worth: US $5 Million
- Status: Deceased
Prodigy was an American rapper and member of the rap duo Mobb Deep. He was known for such hits as “Quiet Storm” and “Shook Ones”. His discography include The Infamous (1995), Murda Muzik (1999) and his solo debut H.N.I.C. (2000). Prodigy was born Albert Johnson on November 2, 1974 in Hempstead, New York. He grew up in Queens, New York. His grandfather, Budd Johnson, and his great-uncle, Keg Johnson, were both musicians.
Prodigy and music producer Havoc formed the hip-hop duo ‘Mobb Deep’ in 1992. Their debut studio album, Juvenile Hell, was released in April 1993 by 4th & B’way Records. It was led by the singles “Peer Pressure” and “Hit It from the Back”. The duo’s sophomore album, The Infamous, was released in April 1995 by Loud Records. It featured tracks like “Survival of the Fittest”, “Temperature’s Rising” and “Shook Ones Pt. II”. The album featured guest appearances from Q-Tip, Nas, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah. Mobb Deep released a total of 8 studio albums including Hell on Earth (1996), Murda Muzik (1999) and Infamy (2001). Their 8th and final album, The Infamous Mobb Deep, was released in 2014. They’ve have sold more than 3 million records throughout their career.
Prodigy released 4 albums and 17 singles as a solo artist. His solo studio debut, H.N.I.C., was released in November 2000 by Relativity Records. It peaked at #18 on the Billboard 200 and #6 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The album featured guest vocals from N.O.R.E., B.G. and Cormega. His second album, H.N.I.C. Pt. 2, was released in 2003. Prodigy’s last 3 albums H.N.I.C. 3 (2012), The Bumpy Johnson Album (2012) and Hegelian Dialectic (2017) were released by Infamous Records. He did two collaborative projects with The Alchemist, Return of the Mac (2007) and Albert Einstein (2013). He was featured on Troy Ave‘s single “New York City” and on the track “Chase the Paper” with 50 cent.
Prodigy was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison in 2008 for gun possession. During this time he worked on his autobiography, My Infamous Life, which was released in 2011. His other publications include H.N.I.C.: An Infamous Novel (2013) and Ritual (2015). He and journalist Kathy Iandoli co-authored the cookbook, Commissary Kitchen: My Infamous Prison Cookbook (2016). Prodigy was featured in the films Full Clip (2006), Blackout (2007) and Rhyme and Punishment (2011).
Prodigy died on June 20, 2017 at the age of 42. His official cause of death was not disclosed. He was recently hospitalized in Vegas for complications from sickle-cell anemia. He’s been struggling with the disease since birth. Prodigy was about 5ft 6in tall and he was of African-American ancestry. He had an estimated net worth of $5 million.
Prodigy Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki
- Birth Name: Albert Johnson
- Birthday: November 2, 1974
- Place of Birth: Hempstead, New York, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 6in (168 cm)
- Occupation: Rapper, Author
- Years Active: 1989-2017
- Net Worth & Salary: US $5 Million
- Death-O-Meter: Dead
- Died: June 20, 2017
- Cause of Death: Not Disclosed
- Place of Death: Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.