The Hip Hop world has spent the last day reflecting on the life Prodigy.
The Mobb Deep spitter passed away at 42, after falling ill during a Las Vegas show.
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Late last night, Diddy jumped on Instagram and shared a couple stories about Prodigy and his Mobb Deep partner Havoc before they were famous.
“I want to give a rest in peace to my brother Prodigy. A lot of y’all may not know this but after school when they were coming up, before they was Mobb Deep, they used to come to my office after school in uptown. I just took a love and liking to them, you know? I just wanted to make sure they were protected because I was one of the first cats in the industry that really had an office and everything for young cats to come and get that vibe. Man, Prodigy was probably one of the nicest cats that I’ve known and had the chance to meet. Extremely talented. That’s my personal Prodigy story. Rest in peace, we love you, we’ll miss you and we’ll keep rocking for you baby. Peace to Prodigy.”It turned out Diddy had another Prodigy story:
“Also, I want to make sure that I say it, whenever they came to my office, Mobb Deep, they always had guns with them," Diddy said. "What you heard is what you got. They were some bad ass kids and they made some tough ass music that will always, is Hip Hop supreme. You wanna listen to some hip-hop? You listen to Mobb Deep. Prodigy? I miss you, man. For real, but when you were bringing all those guns to my office and things like that, you’d be scaring the fuck out of me. At the same time I was like, ‘These are my little young’uns, man.’ And man, man, thank-you for those times Prodigy."