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Prodigy, real name Albert Johnson, of the group Mobb Deep was released from prison today after serving a three-year sentence for a guilty plea to weapons charges. The rapper had been living out his sentence at Mid-State Correctional Facility in New York after admitting guilt on October 8, 2007.
Prodigy is mostly known for his impeccable rhyme skills throughout the ’90s on songs such as Mobb Deep’s ‘Shook Ones Pt. 2’ and his solo banger ‘Keep It Thoro.’ Once a legitimate contender for the much-coveted King of New York rap throne, Prodigy’s only big professional setback before incarceration was a war of words with an up-and-coming Jay-Z that continues to spark fan debates to this day.