Eminem and Kendrick Lamar Deliver a Lyrical Tribute to Prodigy [LISTEN]
Prodigy continues to be on the hearts and minds of everyone in the hip-hop community. Recently, two of the greatest rappers in the game paid tribute to the late Queensbridge lyricist with their favorite lyrical verse from him.
Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg posted his own Prodigy tribute mix, which included Eminem and Kendrick Lamar reciting their favorite Prodigy lyric. For Eminem, it was from Mobb Deep’s classic 1995 track “Survival of The Fittest”:
“There’s a war goin’ on outside no man is safe from / You could run, but you can’t hide forever / From these streets that we done took / You walkin’ with your head down
Scared to look, you shook / ‘Cause ain’t no such things as halfway crooks,” he rapped.
Em then added, “I just want to say rest in peace to Prodigy. We love you homie. Hip-hop loves you. You will forever be missed.”
For Kung Fu Kenny, it’s Prodigy’s solo joint “Genesis” from his H.N.I.C. album:
“Respect the I-M-D / Fresh out the car in the R-A-double-P, E-R / P-E-double, when I speak it gets real / Flakes try to tell me, ‘Yo Dunn, nah chill’ / You can’t come out, wylin out like that’ / Rhymes so vivid Dunn I see what you sayin’ / But you gotta understand how I feel / The pain and the hardship it took to build / Years of frustration, some got killed,” Kendrick recited.
At the 2017 BET Awards, Kendrick Lamar paid tribute to Prodigy, as well as Havoc and Lil’ Kim.
Prodigy may be gone, but his musical legacy will last forever.