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El-P, Danny Brown, Biz Markie, Lil Wayne, Flying Lotus, more pay tribute to Prodigy

Biz Markie Mobb Deep
photo via Biz Markie Instagram

Prodigy of Mobb Deep sadly passed away this morning at age 42. Tons of musicians have paid tribute to the lost legend, including El-P, Danny Brown, Biz Markie, Lil Wayne, A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, Flying Lotus, Talib Kweli, Pro Era, Vince Staples, Questlove, Q-Tip, Aesop Rock, DJ Premier, Ghostface Killah, Heems, Action Bronson, Nicki Minaj, and Big Boi. Head below for those tributes and many others.

As mentioned, Nas broke the news on his Instagram, writing “QB RIP King P. Prodigy 4 Ever.” Prodigy’s Mobb Deep partner Havoc also posted a tribute.

R.I.P. TO MY MAN FROM THE LEGENDARY GROUP MOBB DEEP PRODIGY ANOTHER ONE OF OUR SOLDIERS GONE TO HEAVEN

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"I been doing this shit for years. Holding heat, selling, using, abusing all kinds of drugs. Robbing niggas, running up in niggas cribs, you know, the whole shit. So don’t ever in your life get me confused with some of them other niggas that you might see on tv, or hear on the radio & such. Know what I’m saying? I mean this is me, P, I’m speaking for my fucking self. When you see me at the show, on stage, or in the street, I definitely got the gat on me you know what I’m saying? Know what I mean? & it ain’t like I’m trying to be a tough guy, or make people think I’m crazy by saying all this shit… but what it is is that, I know how niggas get down. I used to be in the clubs, The Muse, The Tunnel, whatever the fuck. Niggas get they little drink on having fun with they little crew, start cutting, shooting or whatever, things like that. A lot of these so called rap niggas aint never seen no parts of that shit you know what I’m saying? You dig where Im coming from? & I know a lot of y’all niggas, matter fact all y’all niggas listening to this shit is like “Yeah, we gon see them Mobb Deep niggas we gon see what they about. You know what I’m saying? Touch them niggas we gon see where they head is at. So yo, I’m gonna let you niggas know right now. You ain't gotta waste your time, or your money on your hospital bills. & if you step to me on a personal level I don’t back down easy. There's a good chance your ass either gonna get shot, stabbed, or knuckled down..one out of the three. So don't gamble with your life duke word up. & believe me, I know very well I could get shot, stabbed or fucked up too, whatever. I ain't "Supernigga, I’m a little skinny mutha fucka. It's all about who gets who first, though you know what I'm saying? So therefore, say no more. To all my niggas, get the money, frontin niggas get deceased. And oh yeah, to all them rap ass niggas with your half assed rhymes talking about how much you get high, how much weed you smoke, & that crazy space shit that don't even make no sense, don't ever speak to me when you see me, know what I'm saying? Word. I'ma have to get on some ol’ high school shit, start punching niggas in they faces for living." -HNIC

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Infamous. Goodbye Prodigy.

A post shared by Questlove Gomez (@questlove) on

I got nothing cool to say. RIP. I only ever rapped because of you. And I made sure people knew that.

A post shared by Despot (@despotroast) on

Don't want to believe he's gone. Omg. RIP @prodigymobbdeep #QueensFinest

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