Prodigy Of Mobb Deep Dies At 42; Reggae Community In Shock, Sends Condolences

News of Prodigy’s passing sent shock waves through the music industry. Artists and fans took to social media to express their disbelief and to send their condolences to Prodigy’s family. Prodigy’s untimely death deeply affected those who knew him on a personal level, not only in the Hip Hop community but in the Reggae and Dancehall community as well. Kranium expressed his experience with Prodigy and thanked him for his knowledge and advice. Shaggy and Gramps Morgan of Morgan Heritage expressed their feelings upon learning the news. Shaggy performed at Hot 97’s Summer Jam on June 11th where he caught up with Prodigy who also performed at the concert.

Prodigy was one half of Mobb Deep — a duo from the Queensbridge Houses in New York City.  The Infamous, released in 1995, earned critical acclaim and is viewed as one of Hip Hop’s most influential albums. Their following release, Hell On Earth, also received critical success.

Prodigy was hospitalized in Las Vegas following a recent Mobb Deep performance. Although the official cause of death hasn’t been determined yet, Prodigy’s battle with sickle cell since birth is widely known.




Photo: IG @prodigymobbdeep

Marla Brown – Survivor

Marla Brown’s new EP Survivor is available today on iTunes and Amazon. Survivor is Marla Brown’s second EP and includes 6 tracks (Survivor, Zion Ft. Ras Muhamad, Mumma Knows Best, Niente Piu Lacrime, Crystal Woman and Roots Rockin Ft. Hempress Sativa). Marla is the youngest child of the late great Crown Prince of Reggae, Dennis Brown.  She is set to kick-off her SURVIVOR tour on June 17th at the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, wrapping up on September 1st at Afrika Tage in Vienna.

Listen to Zion Ft. Ras Muhamad here:


Lila Iké – Biggest Fan

Manchester, Jamaica native, Lila Iké, recently released her first single, Biggest Fan, on Protoje’s label, In.Digg.Nation Collective. Biggest Fan was released shortly before Mother’s Day and is an ode to Lila’s mom who initially tried to steer her away from music to focus more on education. Lila’s mom is now her biggest fan — providing support as she pursues her music career.

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Produced by The Drumkeys and Protoje, Biggest Fan contains a soulful mixture of reggae, R&B and Jazz.

Listen here:

Photos: @lebosslynch x @nickiikane

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