Celebrated Name: Prodigy
Real Name/Full Name: Albert Johnson
Gender: Male
Age at the time of death: 42 years old
Birth Date: 2 November 1974
Date of Death: 20 June 2017
Birth Place: Long Island, New York, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.68 m
Weight: 72 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Kiki Johnson (m. ?–2017)
Children: Yes (T’Shaka & Fahtasia)
Profession: Rapper
Net Worth in 2024: $5 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Prodigy was a popular rapper, singer, author, and entrepreneur who was one half of the hip hop duo from Queens, New York, Mobb Deep. He died on June 20, 2017, due to complications related to his sickle-cell anemia.

Maybe you know about Prodigy very well, But do you know how old was he at the time of his death and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Prodigy’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Albert Johnson or Prodigy was born in Hempstead, New York, on November 2, 1974, to his parents Budd Johnson Jr. and Fatima Frances (Collins) Johnson. He came from a musical family in which his grandfather was a saxophonist and grand-uncle trombonist. His mother was a member of the vocal group “The Crystals,” and his father was a member of a doo-wop music group, “The Chanters.”

Prodigy’s great-great-great-grandfather, William Jefferson White, was the founder of Georgia’s Morehouse College. He spent most of his childhood days in LeFrak along with his elder brother Greg Johnson. He attended the High School of Art and Design in Manhattan, where he met rapper and musician Havoc, who later went on to become his music partner.

Personal Life

Prodigy was married to Kiki Johnson. The couple has two beautiful children, T’Shaka & Fahtasia. He had a life-long battle with sickle-cell anemia.

On June 20, 2017, he was admitted to the Spring Valley Medical Center in Las Vegas after his health deteriorated. It was reported that he died due to the hospital’s negligence, which resulted in accidental choking.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 2 November 1974, Prodigy was 42 years old at the time of his death. His height was 1.68 m tall and weighed 72 kg.


Prodigy started his career at the age of 16 when he joined Jive Records and collaborated for the song “Too Young.” In 1995, he made a guest appearance in the song “I Shot Ya (Remix).” The song became highly controversial as rapper Tupac Shakur thought that it is a diss song that referred to the Manhattan shooting.

In 1996, along with musician Havoc, Prodigy released his song “Hell on Earth,” which reached number 6 on SoundScan. In 2000, he released his debut solo album H.N.I.C. Later, he worked with Mobb Deep on several studio albums such as Amerikaz Nightmare, Infamy, Blood Money, and others.

Prodigy released his album “H.N.I.C. Part 2” eight years after the release of the first one. During this period, he was sentenced for three years due to a gun-possession charge. He was released from jail in 2011.

He featured in the 2009 documentary “Rhyme and Punishment,” which documented the life of Hip-Hop artists who have been jailed. After he was released from prison, he released the EP, The Ellsworth Bumpy Johnson EP. He also recorded the song “The Type” along with Curren$y. In the same year, he released his autobiography, “My Infamous Life: The Autobiography of Mobb Deep’s Prodigy,” which was co-written by Laura Checkoway.

In 2013, Prodigy, along with Mobb Deep and Alchemist, released the album “ Albert Einstein.” The following year, he released his eighth studio album, “The Infamous Mobb Deep.” In partnership with BitTorrent, Prodigy had an EP of five singles.

Prodigy has also written several fiction and non-fiction books like the urban crime novel H.N.I.C. It was co-written by Steven Savile and was published by Akashic Books publication. In 2015, he wrote his second novel, Ritual.

Prodigy is also an author of a cookbook, “Commissary Kitchen: My Infamous Prison Cookbook,” which he wrote by collaborating with Kathy Landolfi in 2016.

Awards & Achievements

Prodigy had given several hit music albums and singles in his career. Some of the popular albums of his include H.N.I.C. (2000), H.N.I.C. Pt. 2 (2008), H.N.I.C. 3 (2012), The Bumpy Johnson Album (2012), and Hegelian Dialectic (The Book of Revelation) (2017).

Although he did not win any awards, but was able to win the hearts of people for his musical work.

Net Worth & Salary of Prodigy in 2024

Prodigy Net Worth
Prodigy Net Worth

As of April 2024, Prodigy had an estimated net worth of more than $5 million at the time of his death. He made this huge fortune through his successful career as a rapper and entrepreneur.

His music albums sold thousands of copies worldwide, which helped him in accumulating this huge wealth in such a short career.

He also earned money through his books and various guest appearances in movies.

Prodigy was one of the most renowned rappers in the United States. His sudden death came as a shock to his family and followers, but people remember him as a good human being. He was able to make a name for himself, and through his work, he will be remembered for ages to come.


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