The Hip Hop community is beside itself over the news that legendary Queens MC Prodigy has passed away at the age of 42. The news broke early Tuesday (June 20) after he was pronounced dead in Las Vegas. The Mobb Deep mastermind had been a dominant force in Hip Hop culture since stepping onto the scene in the early ’90s.

Countless Hip Hop figures took to social media to express their shock and sorrow at the passing of one of the greats, including Q-Tip, Action Bronson, Nicki Minaj, Questlove, Chuck D and Nas.

Havoc, the other half of Mobb Deep, also shared two Instagram photos commemorating their friendship.


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Ice-T, who was on tour with Prodigy at the time of his death, posted their last text message exchange as well.

Check out more of the reactions below.

Infamous. Goodbye Prodigy.

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

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?? QB RIP King P. Prodigy 4 Ever

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