1. Prodigy Has A Pretty Interesting Family Tree

VIP was far from the first famous person in his family, nor the first musically inclined member. His mother, Frances sang in famous 1960s pop group, The Crystals, most known for their hit songs “Da Doo Ron Ron,” and “Then He Kissed Me.” His father, Budd Johnson, Jr was also a singer in a doo-wop group called the Chanters and also played African drums. P’s paternal grandfather (Big Budd) was a saxophone player that worked with Quincy Jones and was later inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame and his maternal grandmother, Bernice Johnson opened up the renowned dance school bearing her name in Jamiaca, Queens. In addition his great-great-great-grandfather on his mother’s side founded the historical black college, Morehouse. His maternal great-grandfather also created the first black post office in Atlanta, Georgia. Talk about a family tree whose roots run deeper than rap.

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