Prodigy Talks About Living With Sickle Cell

Prodigy discusses his health, explaining how he's lived with sickle cell for so long.

For many years, it has been well documented that Mobb Deep's Prodigy suffers from sickle cell anemia. Recently, the topic came up again in an interview with ThisIs50 and the Mobb Deep emcee shared his advice on how to stay healthy by explaining how he's managed his own health for so many years. The emcee also discussed how own slip-ups and shared how jail changed his attitude for the better.

"To me, it's a blessing from God, number one," he said of how he's managed to have sickle cell for so many years. "Secondly, I take care of my health. I don't fuck around. I learned how to do that of that a long time ago. There was years I was slippin'. I had many years where I was slippin'. I fell off on my health shit. I was drinking and doing all the wrong shit. When I got locked up, it actually helped me get my shit back together because you ain't got access to none of that shit no more." 

Prodigy then continued to discuss how jail changed his attitude about health, saying if he hadn't, he could have died.

"Plus, when you're in jail, that's the worst place you could ever be to have sickle cell. You will die in that muthafucker. Them niggas don't care if you screaming in pain. If they don't see blood, if they don't see you unconscious with blood, they not taking you to the hospital. So, I had to get myself together. I had to get my health together to make sure I wasn't going to get sick in there. I started working out. I was eating right, drinking mad water and just doing what I had to do to stay healthy."



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  • Anonymous

    He's rapped about it, and written about it in a book. Is this really newsworthy???

  • Anonymous

    Yea Prodigy talks and talks and most people knows hes bullshit. However, sickle cell is painful as shit. Its horrible to live with, a curse.

  • Anonymous

    p is one of the best rappers ever....why people hate on the mobb so hard..the bumpy elsworth joint is hard..that got bangers on it..

  • Anonymous

    it's funny how he tries to take more street credits he can get from this jail time you aint gangsta P but a bad growing up kid who never finished his growth and try to act gangsta to offset your midgetness

  • Anonymous

    Love how these rappers are thanking God and shit. It's so drilled into them, it's sad.

  • Spliff

    This niqqa one half of Mobb Deep, that's LEGEND status right there muthafukers Mobb Deep 4 Life

  • Hawaii J

    I agree with the "P actin' funnystyle" comment. P definitely been actin' funny and for quite a long time now. I remember the MOBB used to be so smooth and had so much style but not anymore. The way P talks and dresses now is pussy. Not really sure what the fuck happened to these dudes. It's disappointing to say the least. The music they creating now is just terrible. P sounds aweful and HAV can't seem to make a beat worth remembering. I think it would be best for MOBB to just hang up the mic. "Murda Muzik" was the last great MOBB album. All the material they released after "Murda Muzik" was bullshit and the bullshit continues with that "Black Cocaine" joint.

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    • Anonymous

      very sad. havoc is a complete bum in 2012. sucks on the mic, cant make a vintage mobb banger to save his life. alchemist needs to stop him, and take over all the production duties. its the only chance they got. just look at how hard hav was working when p was locked... yeah. waiting on his meal ticket to come home, so he could ride the wave, then the wave crashed when black cocaine dropped and even the biggest mobb fans knew it sucked. these guys better wake up fast, im sshows are not popping, sales are way down, long time fans increeasingly frustrated. not a good look. mobb used to have the most loyal fans in rap, they burned them all. prodigy can still do some things over the right beats, i think hav is dead weight at this point sad as it is.

  • Anonymous

    its time that Nore is gonna beat your ass up for all the shit talking you do since you are free! You fakeass gangster wannabe.

  • Anonymous

    what a gay picture and this dude claims he is a gangster ? lol what a faggot

  • So Icy Boi!

    dis nigga dresses like a gay nigga. lmao. Mobb Deep is trash. Lil Wayne would kick dis old ass nigga out. hes a rela gangsta. swag

  • Anonymous

    alls prodigy been doing since he got out the can is TALK. black cocaine was complete garbage and it was received accordingly. book, yap yap yap yap, yap yap yap, yap yap yap, track with bum internet rappers, yap yap yap yap. love p but the dude been acting real funnystyle after getting out. mobb deep its either drop a banging album or go away for good, your losing the only ppl still checking FAST

  • dentaldamboy

    I think we should all be concerned about the spread of Jay-Z and his devil-worshipping clan. Jay is lazy and afraid of hard work. Other artists have worked hard to achieve wealth and success. Jay-Z knew he lacked the talent and assiduousness to follow their blueprints. So he made an arrangement with the devil. Jay's first sacrifices were Pac, Big and Big L. Then he even sacrificed his nephew, buying him a Porsche with defective breaks. He will stop at no length to cheat his way into being the first hip hop billionaire. Would anyone be surprised if something happened to Beyonce and then Jay took all her paper and tried to frame Lil Wayne for the crime? All of you Jay Z stand better be careful around dude. He will have no problem running roughshot over you to please lucifer. And if anyone here disagrees with me, they are worse than NYPD and support Jim Crow.

    • Ask me

      Man, how old are you??? U preaching like a lil kid... Bring sum grown folks talk up in here... How Pacs death related to Jay? or Biggie? Get a life man... u watching to many youtube videos...

    • Mr Flamboyant

      (shaking my head laughing hard) Man...(shaking my head)

    • Solange

      That was really selfish of you to want those rolls alf. You know we didn't even eat those rolls, we balled them up and threw them at people like they were pigeons. Why would you try to stop us from having fun alf. Hey you guys look at my ass too. Its better than my sister's

    • alf

      I don't like jay Z because last week I was gonna make hamburgers for my family and Jay-z was in the market with me and he bought all of the hamburger rolls. I tried to reason with him because I have 8 kids and there are 8 rolls in the package and it would have worked out perfectly but he just said "hov" and all of the rolls just dissapeared.

  • Anonymous

    That Nigga is lookin ruff in that pic

  • Anonymous

    More interviews and mouth running then putting out dope music.prodigy turned bitch in there or maybe he already was who knows

  • Anonymous


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