Lil’ Kim, Busta Rhymes toast Prodigy after BET Awards
Hours after a touching on-air tribute to Mobb Deep’s Albert “Prodigy” Johnson at the BET Awards, hip-hop stars past and present gathered to remember the influential artist.
Loud Records Founder and WAV principal Steve Rifkind cohosted the event — and led a toast in Prodigy’s honor — with Havoc of Mobb Deep at the Palm Restaurant in downtown Los Angeles on June 25. Among those in attendance were: Lil’ Kim, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Xzibit, Busta Rhymes, Papoose, LeToya Luckett, and Stretch Armstrong.
Along with his musical partner Havoc, Prodigy was a leading light of the hardcore hip-hop sound of the 1990s, and Mobb Deep’s 1995 album “The Infamous” — with its raw depictions of inner city life — was instrumental in returning New York City to the hip-hop vanguard after years of dominance from upstarts on the West Coast. (pagesix)
Nas, Lil’ Kim, Ice-T, Big Daddy Kane & More Rap Legends Expected For Prodigy’s Funeral New York rappers Nas, Lil’ Kim, Ice-T, Big Daddy Kane and many more high-profile artists are expected to remember Prodigy in-person. New reports claim the Big Apple veterans will show up today (June 29) at Capital P’s Manhattan funeral. (sohh.com)