Prodigy, half of the rap duo Mobb Deep, died Tuesday at a Las Vegas hospital. "I'm still just f--ed up", he said. "I'm on the highway; I can't pull over; I can't do nothing", the rapper said. A hint for the less rap-savvy among us: That's a line from Mobb Deep's 1995 hit "Right Back at You".
Unfortunately, P's death for Havoc was confirmed when he called their road manager.
Havoc posted up some photos to his Instagram account just after Prodigy passed away from complication stemming from sickle cell anemia, but only just recently opened up about his thoughts and feelings in a recent interview with TMZ.
The same Atlanta news team that has paid tribute to Notorious B.I.G. and Phife Dawg by embedding lyrics into their live broadcast have now added Prodigy to their list of honorees. Some were glaring, like Blankenship's claims that traffic on the I-20 was "mob deep", while there were nothing but "some shook ones" on the I-75.
"I knew that he was in the hospital, but I know that he's not dead - he goes to the hospital all the time", Havoc said. I can hardly look at the pictures ... I could have crashed with my kids in the auto ... Havoc says he was driving from his five-year-old son's kindergarten graduation when he heard the news.
"Cop Hell" was originally released in 1992 as the B-side to Gang Starr's "Doe In Advance" and was going to be on Mobb Deep's 1993 debut album Juvenile Hell.