Veteran producer, DJ Premier joined us on Sway in the Morning to remember Prodigy from the iconic hip-hop duo Mobb Deep. The New York rapper died Tuesday at age 42 after being hospitalized for complications from sickle cell anemia. The cause of his death, however, has yet to be released. Prodigy and his partner Havoc released eight albums together as Mobb Deep. Their sophomore project The Infamous put them on the map and is considered one of the most influential rap albums of all time.
DJ Premier tells us about recently performing with the rapper. He takes it back and explains the making of tracks like “Cop Hell” and the remix to “Peer Pressure.” The record “Cop Hell” was originally supposed to be on Mobb Deep’s debut album Juvenile Hell, however it was pulled due to controversy surrounding Ice-T’s “Cop Killer.” DJ Premier released the uncut track today in honor of his friend’s legacy.