PRODIGY

Real Name: Albert Johnson

Identity/Class: Human

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 (great-great-great-grandfather, deceased)

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.

Height: 5'6"
Weight: 167 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black

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 profile. Since 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 article.

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.

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Appearances:
Falcon II#1 (December, 2017) - Rodney Barnes (writer), Joshua Cassara (art), Charles Beacham (editor)


First posted06/17/2022
Last updated: 06/29/2022

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