Marijuana Policy Project

Pop and Rock Star Deaths in 2017

Mobb Deep duo Prodigy and Havoc

Prodigy (Albert Johnson)

Band: Mobb Deep

Position: rapper

Died: June 20

Cause of death: sickle cell anemia

Age: 42

Distinctions: Each of Mobb Deep's albums, from 1993 to 2014, charted in the Top 50. Murda Muzik hit No, 3 in 1999. Their 1994 singles ("Shook Ones, Part II," No. 59; and "Survival of the Fittest," No. 69) also charted.

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