Prodigy Net Worth 2020, Bio, Education, Career, and Achievement.
Prodigy was an American rapper and member of the rap duo Mobb Deep. He was known for such hits as “Quiet Storm” and “Shook Ones”.
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.
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.
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.