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Prodigy of the 1990s rap duo Mobb Deep has died at age 42. The rapper’s publicist announced he died Tuesday from longterm complications of sickle-cell disease.
As the duo Mobb Deep, Prodigy and Havoc , right, were best known for their 1994 hit single “Shook Ones”. Prodigy is the great-great-grandson of the founder of Morehouse College in Atlanta.
Sickle-cell anemia is a blood disorder that causes red blood cells to break down into a sickle shape. The disease can make breathing difficult because it decreases the red blood cell’s ability to pick up and carry oxygen in the lungs.