Phoenix (Fifi) showing the young bitches what he's working with.
This is a tough one for me. I was just telling my homie @thekings_hand less than 2 weeks ago that no one's voice is more perfect to talk that gangsta shit than Prodigy and how slept-on he is.
P was a real New York nigga. Mobb Deep was the first to go at Tupac's neck when he was talking all that shit about New York. Prodigy voice is as synonymous with New York rap as anyone that I could think of.
I remember seeing him all the times in the late 90's/early 2000's at Home Depot in W. Nyack when I worked there. I went up to him once and was telling him how I was cool with one of his homies from Hempstead that he grew up with. He was like "Yeah Money Harm is my nigga, how do you know him?". The funny part is I knew Money Harm (The Product G&B) cause I used to rap and he used to sing (Maria Maria), we both were signed to Jerry Wonda at the time. But I didn't dare mention that I rapped in Prodigy's presence. I don't even remember what my answer was. LOL
That was my only interaction with him and it was a long time ago but I wished I would've told him how much he meant to New York. Last thing, I remember driving to work with my dad (R.I.P.) once and "Get Away" came on the radio and he was bopping. Then he goes, "I liked that song". My dad was a Haitian man in his mid 60's at the time and it was the first time and last time that he agreed that a rap song was actually good.
Anyway, R.I.P. to a New York legend, a Rap legend. #RIPProdigy