Legendary Rapper of Mobb Deep “Prodigy” Has Passed Away

The Queens-born MC died on Tuesday 20th June, 2017 after a performance in Las Vegas, having been hospitalized recently for complications tied to sickle cell anemia.

The rapper Albert Johnson aka Prodigy, one half of the American hip-hop duo Mobb Deep, died at the age of 42.


The MC was found unconscious in Las Vegas, and while the cause of death remains unclear, the group’s publicist sent the following statement to the music website XXL:

“It is with extreme sadness and disbelief that we confirm the death of our dear friend Albert Johnson, better known to millions of fans as Prodigy of legendary NY rap duo Mobb Deep. Prodigy was hospitalized a few days ago in Vegas after a Mobb Deep performance for complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis. As most of his fans know, Prodigy battled the disease since birth. The exact causes of death have yet to be determined. We would like to thank everyone for respecting the family’s privacy at this time.”

Mobb Deep, comprised of Prodigy and Havoc, has sold more than 3 million records, their albums The Infamous and Hell on Earth having been critically acclaimed successes in the 1990s. The group took an indefinite hiatus in 2012 but reunited shortly after, releasing their eighth album, The Infamous Mobb Deep, in 2014. The duo performed in Las Vegas at the weekend on The Art of Rap tour, alongside Ice-T, Ghostface Killah, and Onyx.

Prodigy published an autobiography in 2011 called My Infamous Life: The Autobiography of Mobb Deep’s Prodigy. He also collaborated last year with Kathy Iandoli on a cookbook, Commissary Kitchen, a collection of recipes he conceived of while serving a three-year sentence for gun possession charges. In a candid 2011 interview with Jesse Thorn, Prodigy discussed his sickle cell anemia:

“Sickle cell anemia is a hereditary disease that’s passed down from your mother and father, and is basically a rare blood disorder where your blood cells change from a round shape, a normal, round blood cell shape, to a sickle shape,” he explained. “They start interlocking with each other and causing clotting, and it causes pain where that happens. It’s like a domino effect, it spreads throughout your body, and the pain increases and it gets progressively worse if you don’t take care of it right away; as soon as you feel the pain, you’re supposed to go to the hospital or take pain medication for it.”

Both Havoc, born Kejuan Muchita, and Prodigy attended the Manhattan High School of Art and Design. The latter came from a family of musicians, his grandfather having played in a jazz band at Harlem’s Cotton Club alongside Quincy Jones. Prodigy’s mother and father, too, were artists, the former having performed in The Crystals, who opened for Diana Ross and The Supremes, and the latter in the doo-wop group The Chanters.

Fellow musicians such as Nicki Minaj, Nas, and Questlove all offered their condolences over social media.

Article Courtesy: The Guardian

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Tune N’ Bacchanal 1st Episode

Complete 1st episode of Tune N’ Bacchanal the number 1 reality show based in the Caribbean.
Featuring the top stars in the Entertainment Industry.

Cast: Zoi, Denice Millien, Renzo, Nisha, Jose, Juliana, Big Kev, Gevelle & Bang Em Smurf

Stay tuned right here at HipHopTT.com or at the official youtube channel for  your fill of of the series. Some of the biggest Trini hip hop songs as seen and heard right here on HipHopTT.com are featured !!

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On March 19th 2017 local Hip Hop Artist HD57 will be launching his long awaited EP “Exposed” at Upper Gonzales Community Center with featured artists Jay Nahge, Jalifa, Adi, Micwise, Jah Bami, Shiloh, Ill Payne, Profess, Remix E. Rider, G-Dis, Reddy, G-May, L.A and much more!

The event promises none stop HipHop, an open mic segment,a live Grind Mode Cypher and a video shoot for a track featuring HD57 and Shiloh titled “GodSpeed”. Heavy “Bars” will be brought to you from 7pm sharp and promises an extraordinary experience. The EP will “dropped” the following day so stay tuned!!!

Admission: $50.00
Free “EXPOSED” Merchandise to the first three 3 groups of 4 persons on set.
EXPOSED Merchandise is also available for supporters to purchase at the event.

See more info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/629208177290078/


Emmanual Alexis aka HD57 is a young and very talented local artist  a.k.a the ninjah rapper  and is also a director,photographer,singer and songwriter, known most by all for his hit tracks such as DOPE and the #57chamBARS series online tape!

This EP speaks about independent living and my life as an independent artist. Its a project built off some of my most powerful tracks with beat features by the famous Necro, plus Kato on the track. I also have tracks featuring Deandra (Rapscallion) and Jalifa and a lot more. It’s my first official EP and soon to be one of Trini’s premier project

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THE VERSES CHALLENGE- Win a Brand New Smart Phone and More!

Here’s an opportunity to win! a Brand New Smart Phone & Hamper courtesy Hennessy!!! simply by entering the #VersesChallenge!

How to Enter….

  1. Record a one minute video on Instagram of YOU rapping along with Chromatics’ Verse from the new release Verses with Bunji Garlin. Head to the official YOUTUBE video and check out the Lyrics in the description to rap along.
  2. Post it to your Instagram profile with the hashtags #verseschallenge #chromatics #bunjigarlin #verses #soca2017 #hiphop and tag the official Chromatics Music Instagram Page: @chromaticsmusic or send it via DM.
  3. We will repost your video to the official Chromatics Instagram profile for fans and viewers to watch and Like.
  4. Increase your chances of winning by sending your fans and followers to the official Chromatics Instagram page to Like YOUR video. You can also copy the IG video link of your video on the official Chromatics Instagram Profile and share it.
  5. The video with the most likes by Monday the 30th of January 2017 will be crowned our #VersesChallenge Winner!!!

*Hennessy Hamper only eligible for participants over the age of 18*


The Winner will receive a prize package consisting of….

  1. A Brand New Celluar Smart Phone (Nokia Lumia 532 Dual Sim) Courtesy of CELL MATES Chaguanas and!
  2. A Hennessy Hamper containing 1 bottle of Hennessy VS, 2 Hennessy Glasses and Official Hennessy Snap Back Hat! Courtesy of Hennessy!!!


Good luck and remember have fun with it!

See video links below



Chromatics (Verse)

Yuh see the nonsense that they carrying on with/
have man running round here feel like them is God gift/
but the beat of the drum rise them like a fork lift/
hit yuh like a cuff in d face this ain’t no soft kiss/
cause i got 10 racks in my pocket/
and some bottles now we gone pop it/
when i jump on the beat, bang it out in the street
put the key in the pavement and lock it/
rags them taking off like a rocket, whether bougie down town or ratchet/
look all how they trying hard to match it, even with gloves and all they kyah catch it/
while they studying the failing oil price and political vice the youth and them dying/
and the musician, and the pan man them, and the calypsonian crying/
talk it today forget it tomorrow but i will always remind them/
that the people make the culture, and culture define them/
big money passing and tending to blind them/
never make a move and try to improve till yuh raise a big stick behind them/
if yuh can’t catch the groove and the lyrics to rude, jump out and just join the line then/
cause we go make yuh move with the message that we send yuh/
rubber hit the tenor you will always remember/
the truth in the message and chastise the sender…..


Bunji Garlin and Chromatics we link up as the illest team/
many times we try shed some light and end up the illest fiend/
use a trombone like a donkeys jaw bone, beat them like the philistine/
many try hard and die hard but we don’t know if that’s what Bruce Willis means/
after they work hard man can’t buy big yard with piece a land that green/
promoter get rich and cry like bitch i stuck in a housing scheme/
Calypso Soca they want to push over just like Carnival and Cropover/
we do this over and over and then pull up the quota/
with nothing in the bank that Grrrrrrrrr……..Aye!!!!

Recorded at Chromatics Music Studio & Sound Lock Studios (Trinidad)
Produced, Mixed & Mastered by Jus Now.

#chromatics #bunjigarlin #soca #carnival #rap #hiphop #verseschallenge


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Beanie Sigel 1st Interview After Being Sucker Punched By Meek Mill Boy “Teefy Bey”

Listen to what “feel it in the air” rapper Beanie Sigel had to say after being sucker punched by one of Meek Mill’s Affiliate Teefy Bey, which has been sparked by the recent beef between “The Game”and Meek Mill which happened after Sean Kingston was robbed and allegedly told by Meek Mill that The Game had something to do with it.

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