“Boom Goes The Cannon…” audio was originally released in June of this year in honor and celebration of the late hip-hop legend, Prodigy of Mobb Deep. Lin-Manuel Miranda has now returned with an official visual. The recording served as one of the last tracks completed by both members of Mobb Deep while also serving as the first posthumous release since Prodigy’s passing a little over a year ago.
“I paid homage to Mobb Deep in Hamilton by having Alexander Hamilton quote one of Prodigy’s most immortal lyrics: ‘I’m only 19 but my mind is old…’ They are New York hip-hop legends,” said Miranda.
Havoc of Mobb Deep mirrored his excitement stating, “It was an honor being part of the Hamilton project just on the strength alone I’m a huge fan of the musical; I am a history buff so it was right up my alley. This being one of the few last recordings I did with Prodigy definitely holds a special place in my heart and always will when I hear the record. He’ll forever be my ‘right hand man.”
Prodigy’s estate also publicly issued a statement. “The family, friends, and colleagues of Prodigy of Mobb Deep would like to give an abundance of gratitude to those who have been supportive, shown loyalty, and dedication for the past 25 Years. For his ‘Infamous’ ascendancy in Hip-Hop depicted through movies, books, and music. Above all, his advocacy on sickle cell awareness and the importance of adopting a healthy lifestyle. Let’s continue to honor Prodigy, by celebrating his life and legacy.”
Watch the official visual for “Boom Goes The Cannon…” here.