After more than two years, the solo catalog of the late Mobb Deep rapper Prodigy is available on all digital and streaming platforms. The iconic rapper’s Estate has announced upcoming new music, including a full-length album.
Prodigy’s solo music is now available across digital merchants and streaming platforms after legal disputes saw it removed from all streaming services in 2019. Following a new distribution deal with ADA of Warner Music Group under the management of L. Londell McMillan of The NorthStar Group, albums like all three installments of H.N.I.C. and The Bumpy Johnson Album are available for streaming and digital purchase across Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, and more.
“We are extremely thankful to all the fans for understanding the circumstances that our family had to professionally control at a time of grief, and for the kind words of encouragement we received from many of you,” says a representative of the Estate. “We would also like to thank the community of hip hop artists who came together to help us assemble Prodigy’s last projects. The music belongs to all of you and we are glad we can make it available again and forever.”
A legendary rapper in hip hop, Albert Johnson, better known as Prodigy, passed away on June 20, 2017, following hospitalization with complications from sickle cell anemia. He was 42 years old and had battled the disease throughout his life.
Following his death, Prodigy left behind a library of previously unreleased music, which will finally be available to fans, beginning with “You Will See” on June 10. The song is the first of three singles from the full-length album, The Book of Heroine, the second installment of his ‘The Hegelian Dialectic’ trilogy. The album will release in the second quarter of 2022, with the third installment expected sometime in 2023. Prodigy outlined both albums before his death.
“In life and death, Prodigy’s impact on the culture and music remains transcendent,” says L. Londell McMillan, Esq., Chairman of The NorthStar Group. “It’s an honor to work with the Estate of my friend Prodigy, and others who knew and loved Prodigy, as we protect his legacy and return his catalog back to the marketplace worldwide. So much more to come.”
“Prodigy is a once-in-a-generation rapper,” adds Cat Kreidich, President of ADA Worldwide. “It’s hard to put into words the impact he had on the world — his sound completely changed the game and influenced so many that came after him. His legacy will live on forever through his music and we’re grateful his Estate has entrusted ADA to bring his iconic catalog back where it belongs — with his fans.”