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Prodigy Talks About Spirituality & Sickle Cell In His Last Interview On Viceland!



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Prodigy’s presence has been missed since his death on June 20th in Las Vegas at the age of 42. However, his artistry left an impact on hip-hop fans across the world. He will forever be known as a legend for his contribution to hip-hop.


In his last interview on Viceland’s The Therapist, Prodigy discusses religion, to seeing a shadow walk across his room to being visited by UFO’s and a “Jesus-like figure” during the early days of Mobb Deep with The Therapist host Dr. Siri Sat Nam Singh.


“When I laid down to go to sleep, you know, all of the lights were off in my room, and I’m laying there, and a black shadow walks across my room. And it looked like—the only way I can describe it [as looking] like is the Black Spider-Man,” Prodigy said.


Dr.Siri asks Prodigy if he was using any drugs before the incident and Prodigy says he was “super-healthy” and “clear-minded” when he saw that mysterious figure walk across his room.


Prodigy continued with his story.


“So I just laid there, and I put the sheet over my head like a little kid, just like, forced myself to go to sleep. And I woke up the next morning—the pain woke me up. I [hadn’t] been sick in six years. And I was in so much pain I had to get carried to the hospital. I knew what happened automatically; I already knew what it was. I already knew what that black shadow was.”


Dr. Siri spoke with Noisey about his therapy session with the late rapper saying that Prodigy called out to a higher consciousness to deal with his sickle cell anemia, a condition he was diagnosed with a few months after his birth.


“Whenever I’m conducting a therapy session, I really don’t know what’s going to unfold. That which stood out in Prodigy’s session was the pain that he had experienced throughout his lifetime from sickle cell,” Dr. Siri explained. “He had excruciating pain and said doctors couldn’t help, so the only one he could call out to was to a higher consciousness. I knew that was some of his work this lifetime; He had these otherworldly experiences he always talked about so it seemed like that was the gist of the session; this immense pain that he was having was deepening him into a relationship with that consciousness. Because that’s all, he could call on to get rid of that pain.”


The full interview aired on Viceland July 10th at 10:30 p.m. EST.


Prodigy explains that his conditions affected his belief in God.


“It made me not believe in God. Just having conversations with God, begging God to make the pain go away and then the pain wouldn’t go away. So I’m like ‘Who the hell am I talking to? God is not responding,” he said.


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