Real Name: Albert Johnson
Occupation: Rap musician
Group Membership: Mobb Deep (Havoc/Kejuan Waliek Muchita);
formerly Poetical Prophets
Affiliations: Havoc (Kejuan Waliek Muchita)
Enemies: None known
Known Relatives: Budd Johnson, Jr. (father),
Fatima Frances Collins Johnson (mother), Greg Johnson (brother), Budd
Johnson (grandfather, deceased), Frederic Homer "Keg" Johnson
(grand-uncle, deceased), William Jefferson White
Aliases: Lord-T the Golden Child
Base of Operations: New York, USA
First Appearance: (in a Marvel comic, mentioned): Falcon II#1 (December, 2017)
Powers/Abilities: While he did not possess any
superhuman powers, Prodigy was a prolific rapper and musician.
Weight: 167 lbs.
History: (real life history) - Albert Johnson
was born with sickle cell anemia into a musical family on November 2,
1974 in New York and later attended Manhattan's High School of Art and
Design, where he began rapping with Kejuan Waliek Muchita and formed
the musical rap group the Poetical Prophets, later known as Mobb Deep.
After working uncredited on a movie soundtrack single for the band
Hi-Five as Lord-T the Golden Child, Johnson and Muchita took the stage
names of Prodigy and Havoc, respectively, and released their first Mobb
Deep album. In the following years, Prodigy released several successful
Mobb Deep albums as well as several solo albums. After having suffered
since birth with sickle cell anemia, Prodigy was hospitalized while on
tour with several other rappers and died on June 20, 2017 of
complications from his sickle cell anemia at the age of 42.
(Falcon II#1 (fb) - BTS) - A Prodigy tribute concert
was organized and announced.
(Falcon II#1 - BTS) - After a long talk about why Sam
Wilson was the
Falcon and what he represented, Sam thanked Shaun Lucas for the
reminder that he wasn't alone and Shaun remarked that Sam could thank
him by accompanying him to the Prodigy tribute concert at Mandel Hall.
Sam agreed to go and the two soon went to the Prodigy tribute show and
during the show, Sam thought to himself how he needed to download some
Prodigy music when he got home, as he felt Prodigy was really good.
Comments: Adapted into Marvel Comics by Rodney Barnes and Joshua Cassara.
Prodigy was never actually seen in a Marvel Comic,
only mentioned. Therefore, there are no comic images to include in the
Prodigy was not seen in his Marvel Comics appearance, I've included a
photo of the real Prodigy at right, taken from a New York Daily News
Obviously, there is much more to be said about the life of the rapper Prodigy but this profile is meant to focus mostly on his appearances within Marvel Comics with enough real life history to give a background for his Marvel Universe counterpart. These life story points are taken from various different online sources.
Profile by Proto-Man.
Prodigy should be distinguished from:
Falcon II#1 (December, 2017) - Rodney Barnes (writer), Joshua Cassara (art), Charles Beacham (editor)
First posted: 06/17/2022
Last updated: 06/29/2022
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
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