Words by Shanice Spear

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Take these words home and think it through, or the next rhyme I write might be about you’

Prodigy was known to be an open book when it came to his intentionally non rhyming raps. The lyrical genius never shied away from rapping about the truth or his truth. In his music he spoke to you directly, telling you what was, what is, and possibly what will be. In honor of the late Great Prodigy’s 43rd Birthday Let’s go down memory lane and take a look at some of his most controversial, popular, truth telling, and opinionated bars from his list of work.


Quiet Storm’

“I put my lifetime in between the paper’s lines. I’m the quiet storm nigga, who fight rhymes

‘Shook Ones Pt 2’

“I’m only 19 but my mind is old, and when the things get for real my warm heart turns cold. Another nigga deceased, another story gets told”

LL Cool J ‘Who Shot Ya’ (Remix)

“Illuminati want my mind, soul and my body. Secret society, they trying to keep they eye on me. But imma stay incogni; in places they can’t find me”

Right Back at You’

“I’m lethal when I see you, there is no sequel. 24/7, Mac-11 is my people. So why you wanna end your little life like this? Cause now you bump heads with kids that’s lifeless”

Got it Twisted’

“There’ll be manslaughter right in front of my kids. A little blood get on my daughter, that’s nothing; she’ll live”

Drop a Gem on ‘Em’

“Your days are numbered in low digits, you look suspicious. Suspect n***as is b***hes. Get chopped up, grade A meat,

something delicious

Survival of The Fittest’

“There’s a war going on outside, no man is safe from. You could run but you can’t hide forever. From these streets that we done took, you walking with your head down, scared to look”

Hold You Down’

“Nobody but me, I got a whole gang of niggas, but that’s how you gotta think if you wanna make it alive and all in one piece”

‘Keep It Thoro’

“You rap niggas make me laugh, y’all crazy ass. And I don’t give a fuck what you sold, that shit is trash. Bang this cause I guarantee you bought it. Heavy airplay all day with no chorus. I keep it Thoro nigga”

Veterans Memorial Pt. 2’

“I remember me and him stuck a jewelry store, he did the sticking, I was in the get-a-way car. Pops came out with a big bag of jewelry; we had a high speed chase with Nassau County. I was eight years old, my pops was drama. They locked him and sent me home to mama”