Prodigy, whose real name is Albert Johnson, was an America Rapper, record producer, and actor. He was born on the 2nd of November 1974 in Hempstead, New York. He was a member of the duo Mobb Deep which he formed with Havoc in the year 1992. The duo was known for their dark, hardcore delivery of New York street hip-hop. They released their first album Juvenile Hell in 1993. But it was their second album, The Infamous, in 1995 which made them famous. In this article, we will discuss the 10 Best Prodigy Songs of All-Time;
10. What U Rep
What U Rep is a song about challenging other artists to rap better rather than just trying to diss them. This song is from Prodigy’s second album H.N.I.C., released in 2000. The featured artist in this song is N.O.R.E. Both of these artists complemented each other’s ability to spit bars, making it a great track. The song received much appreciation from the fans and reached number 48 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. This song has also been featured in movies, most notably in Brown Sugar.
9. Broken Rappers
Broken Rappers is a diss song aimed at rappers who try to take Prodigy’s style and flow. He goes directly at them, saying they are copying him and not being original. This song is from Prodigy’s album Hegelian Dialectic (The Book of Revelation), released in the year 2017. According to Rolling Stone, this song was produced by Beat Butcha and did well, reaching number 19 in the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. He did this song together with Havoc, who made the duo Mobb Deep. This song featured in many films and movies, some of which include Whiteboyz in the Hood and Notorious B.I.G.
8. Give Em Hell
Released in the year 2013, Give Em Hell is the lead single in the album Albert Einstein. It is a song about not being remorseful about dissing rappers trying to copy the style he has worked on for years. He is out to kill their careers once and for all. The Alchemist produces this song. It was well-received, reaching number 89 on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The song has made its way into the movie and film industry featuring in movies such as The Purge: Anarchy and Fist Fight.
7. Stuck on You
Stuck on You is a song about a girl that Prodigy has been trying to get with for a long time. He is stuck on her and can’t seem to move on. The song is from the album Return of the Mac, released in 2007. The song did well commercially, reaching 83 on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The song has been used in various films and movies, such as This Is the End and The Longest Yard.
6. Young Veterans
This song is about the struggles of growing up in the hood and trying to make it out. He explains how people in the hood get caught up in a life of crime and violence. This song was one of the best-selling tracks in the album H.N.I.C. Pt. 2, released in the year 2008. This was evident with this song reaching number 54 on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. It is also featured in films such as Get Rich or Die Tryin’.
5. Pretty Thug
This song is about a rude boy looking for a gangsta girl to spend his life with. She is the only type of girl who will understand him and his ways. According to Vibe.com, the song is from the album H.N.I.C. 3, released in the year 2012. It was a song with a great vine reaching number 24 on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. It has also been featured in many films, such as The Purge: Anarchy and Dope.
4. The One and Only
This song is about a girl who is the only one for Prodigy. He loves her and is willing to do anything for her. This was the lead track in the album The Bumpy Johnson Album, which was released in the year 2012. It was produced by Havoc and did well, reaching number 21 on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The song has been used as a soundtrack in films such as The Perfect Guy, Get Rich, or Die Tryin’.
3. Shed Thy Blood (feat. Un Pacino)
This song is about how life in the hood can put you in a life-or-death situation. It is about how you have one who has to ride for his gang no matter what. The artist featured in this song is Pacino and Big Twin, who also came hard with their bars making this track one of the best from Prodigy. It was released in the year 2008 and reached number 97 on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
2. Survival of the Fittest
Survival of the Fittest is a song about being ready to go guns blazing in the street if that is what it takes to stay alive. It is about how the strong will survive no matter what. According to Hype Beast, the song was released in the year 2000 and reached number 97 on the Hip Hop charts. The other artists featured in this song include Sick of It All and the other member of Mobb Deep. This song is the main soundtrack in the movie 8 Mile.
1. Money & Power
Released in 2014, Money & Power is a song about how having money gives you the power to do whatever you want. No one can tell you what to do when you have money. It is a track from the album Young Rollin Stonerz which reached number 86 on the U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The song has been used as a soundtrack in the movie Dope and the T.V. show Power.