Mom And Son Tribute To Prodigy Of Mobb Deep
Tasha Digital and Her Son, Marley, Narrate Prodigy's Life Story
By: Analog Media Group
During her coming-of-age years, Tasha drew inspiration from Prodigy's lyrics about entrepreneurship and success, and now her young son is embracing his music as well. "A prodigy is a person, especially a young person, with exceptional qualities and abilities," said 7-year-old Marley in the tribute video's introduction.
Tasha and Marley walk viewers through Prodigy's early beginnings in Hempstead, Long Island, and highlight his family of musicians, including saxophonist Budd Johnson, trombonist Keg Johnson, dance studio owner Bernice Johnson and singer Fatima Johnson. Prodigy went on to meet Havoc in the High School of Art and Design, and they formed the Hip-Hop duo known as Mobb Deep. While the "Shook Ones, Pt. II" video plays, Tasha reminisces on growing up in the housing projects of Mount Vernon, NY.
In 2017, Prodigy shared the same stage his grandfather Budd Johnson once performed at the legendary Blue Note in New York City. Shortly after his residency began, Prodigy had an untimely passing. His lyrics "the real power is people" resonates now more than ever in the middle of a global pandemic, protests against police violence and one of the most important election years in our time. In order to build stronger communities, we need investments in health care, housing, education and alternatives to mass incarceration.
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