Celebrity deaths are never easy. Even though most of us have never met the famous people we admire so much, there’s still something about them that makes us feel close to them. So today, the entire hip-hop community has been hit with a crushing blow with the loss of hip-hop legend and one half of Mobb Deep, Prodigy who has passed away at just 42-years-old.

If you’re a real hip-hop head, you probably know the lyrics to at least one Mobb Deep song. The duo, which hit the scene, in the early 90s, quickly earned the respect of fans with their raw style and unique dunn language.

As one of the only two man teams in the industry, Mobb Deep’s members, Prodigy and Havoc balanced each other out nicely.

The news of Prodigy’s passing is shocking as the rapper was just in Las Vegas performing this weekend. Although no official cause of death has been released, several reports indicate that it may have been the result of complications with sickle cell.

Regardless, one thing’s for sure – the game will never be the same, and we’re all going to miss one of the realest to ever come out of Queens.

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