Tributes pour in for a true original...
Mobb Deep

Mobb Deep rapper Prodigy has died suddenly at the age of 42.

The New York duo were a key component of hip-hop's golden age, driving the sound to intense new levels.

But it was the intricacy of Prodigy's raps that made him a true rap icon - dexterous word play with a flow that kicked hard, he leaves a formidable legacy.

Here are just a few of the tributes.

 

Forever

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3 months ago I've had the pleasure of having #Prodigy of #MobbDeep pay a visit to #QuestloveSupreme. It was a 3 hour interview. He was promoting his new book (written w my fav l boog sparring partner @Kathy3000) & solo project. I didn't know what to expect because I never knew him or his story in depth. I knew him as an Ill MC w the menacing deadpan delivery. But besides the pound  & "whusup?" We pretty much kept it moving. I was so floored at him revealing his entire life story. We had so much in common it's a wonder it took THIS long for us to realize it: he too was raised in a musical family lineage full of struggle and fight grasping for respect and a seat at the table. This is probably the most honest jaw dropping interview we've ever done. Thank you for sharing your gifts w us P. Follow @QLS & click the link. Go to "episodes" in Questlove Supreme & click "Prodigy".

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