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.
Ice-T, who was on tour with Prodigy at the time of his death, posted their last text message exchange as well.
My last Text with my Friend. Rest In Peace……. So sad. pic.twitter.com/JiHWJRmt87
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) June 20, 2017
Check out more of the reactions below.
— QTip (@QtipTheAbstract) June 20, 2017
REST IN PEACE GOD P.
— BLUE CHIPS 7000 (@ActionBronson) June 20, 2017
— Young M.A (@YoungMAMusic) June 20, 2017
— Angie Martinez (@angiemartinez) June 20, 2017
First & foremost. My condolences and prayers are with P's family… Rest in Power my brother. #RIPProdigy
— Immortal Technique (@ImmortalTech) June 20, 2017
RIP Prodigy, GOD DAMN SMH
— Your Old Droog (@YourOldDroog) June 20, 2017
Unbelievable. Rest in peace Don P. ?
— KAYTRANADA (@KAYTRANADA) June 20, 2017
RIP PRODIGY ?? . HIP HOP LOST ANOTHER LEGEND
— LORD FLACKO JODYE II (@asvpxrocky) June 20, 2017
Shattered hearing news of Prodigy while here Luxembourg tour. MobbDeep duo=nice guys, I would see him occasionally out in LI. #restinbeats
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) June 20, 2017
Damm….this just f*ck my head up. Rest In Peace to the dun @prodigymobbdeep. My deepest condolences to the fam @bigtwinsqb & @alanthechemist. Thank you for all the classics & the music you made for us to wild out to. Going to drink a shot of Henny in honor of you. #RIP #Prodigy #MobbDeep #Queensbridge #QB #TheInfamous #HNIC
I can't right now. #PRODIGY
— PHAROAHE MONCH (@pharoahemonch) June 20, 2017
Terrible terrible news damn #prodigy no words. Im live on shade 45 sirius xm right now tune in we gonna talk all things P
— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) June 20, 2017
I'm sick to my stomach, what terrible news to wake up to. RIP Prodigy one of my favourite rappers of all time, can't believe this.
— Boi-1da (@Boi1da) June 20, 2017
Hip hop needs to take a moment of silence! #RIPPRODIGY ?? Your legacy and contribution to music will live forever!
— DJ EFN (@djEFN) June 20, 2017
— 9th Wonder (@9thwonder) June 20, 2017
Rest In Peace #Prodigy ❤️
— Ciara (@ciara) June 20, 2017
— Mega Ran (@MegaRan) June 20, 2017
"…. ya'll want problems pursue it… let's do it.."
"Mo-b-b got those whole place jumpin'.." #RIPProdigy
— OldMan Ebro (@oldmanebro) June 20, 2017
I'm so hurt right now…. #RIPProdigy
— CONWAY (@WHOISCONWAY) June 20, 2017
— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) June 20, 2017
— Rakaa (Iriscience) (@TheRealRakaa) June 20, 2017