Albert Johnson (November 2, 1974 – June 20, 2017), better known by his stage name Prodigy, was an American rapper and business person who, with Havoc, was one portion of the hip hop duo Mobb Deep.
Wonder was conceived on November 2, 1974, in Hempstead, New York, found on Long Island. He had one senior sibling, Greg Johnson.He originated from a melodic family. His grandfather Budd Johnson was a saxophonist, and his stupendous uncle, Keg Johnson, was a trombonist. Both of them are associated with their commitments to the bebop era of jazz.His mother, Fatima Frances (Collins) Johnson, was a part of The Crystals. His father, Budd Johnson Jr., was an individual from a doo-wop music gather called The Chanters. His incredible extraordinary awesome grandfather, William Jefferson White, established Georgia’s Morehouse College.
Wonder grew up in LeFrak. While going to the High School of Art and Design in Manhattan, he met his future music partner, Havoc. The team turned into the “Poetical Prophets”, previously picking the name “The Infamous Mobb Deep”.Under the nom de plume Lord-T (The Golden Child), the then 16-year-old Johnson joined Jive Records and handled an uncredited visitor appearance on the Boyz n the Hood soundtrack, for his cooperative endeavors on the melody “Excessively Young” by Hi-Five in 1991.
1995– 1996: The Infamous and Hell on Earth
At first contrasted with individual rapper Nas, who adopted a comparable strategy expressively on his Illmatic album from 1994, Mobb Deep released The Infamous in 1995, which was affirmed Gold by the RIAA inside the initial two months of its release. A eighteen months after the fact, toward the finish of 1996, Prodigy and Havoc released Hell on Earth, which appeared at number six on SoundScan. Its next release, Murda Muzik, was vigorously bootlegged while still in its demo organize, spilling, onto the avenues and over the web, unpleasant renditions of the about 30 tunes the pair had recorded.
2000– 2006: H.N.I.C.
In November 2000, Prodigy discharged his presentation solo album H.N.I.C.. His follow up solo collection would be discharged in 2008.
Yet, amid the following 6 years, between the arrival of his initial two solo collections, Prodigy kept on working with Mobb Deep, releasing Infamy in 2001, Amerikaz Nightmare in 2004, and Blood Money in 2006.
2007– 2011: Collaborations and H.N.I.C. Section 2
Amid this time, Prodigy had begun take a shot at his second solo album H.N.I.C. Section 2, which was first reviewed on his authority mixtape The Return of the Mac, and was later discharged on the autonomous label Koch Records. The mixtape single, together with the mixtape video, was classified “Macintosh 10 Handle”. Wonder then released H.N.I.C. Pt. 2 through Voxonic Inc., an organization in which he was an equity holder.In late 2009, Mobb Deep was discharged from its agreement with 50 Cent’s G-Unitlabel.
Amid this day and age, Prodigy was presented with a three-year sentence in Mid-State medium-security jail, following a request assention originating from a weapon ownership charge. He was formally discharged on March 7, 2011.
Wonder was included in the 2009 documentary, Rhyme and Punishment, a film that archived Hip-Hop craftsmen who have been incarcerated. In 2011, Prodigy discharged a free EP called The Ellsworth Bumpy Johnson EP which was his first venture after he was discharged from prison. On April 21, a melody titled “The Type”, with Curren$y, was discharged on Curren$y’s free collection, entitled Covert Coup.
In 2011, Prodigy discharged his autobiography, My Infamous Life: The Autobiography of Mobb Deep’s Prodigy. It was co-composed with Laura Checkoway and distributed by Touchstone Books.
2013– 2014: The Infamous Mobb Deep
In 2013, Prodigy discharged his second joint effort collection with the Alchemist titled Albert Einstein. On April 1, 2014, Mobb Deep released The Infamous Mobb Deep, their eighth studio album. In August 2016, he discharged an untitled EP of five tracks, discharged in organization with BitTorrent, an affiliation that Prodigy had been working up for some time.