The hip-hop community is still mourning the sudden loss of Prodigy of Mobb Deep, who passed away last week, and tons of rap veterans are speaking out to honor him. Cormega shared an emotional statement regarding the passing of the Queens rapper, paying tribute to his unapologetic approach to any moves he made with his musical career.

The 47-year-old MC posted a lengthy statement to his Facebook page, where he spoke on his relationship with the late Prodigy and how close they were. He started off his statement by explaining how the rapper was one of Queensbridge's "brightest stars" and tried to be the voice of reason for him at times.

"Sometimes the stars align and create something that is so captivating that you feel honored being there in that moment understanding when it leaves you will never again witness such a moment," Cormega wrote. "Queensbridge has lost one of its brightest stars one that at times shined brighter than all while simultaneously being the guiding light for others (including myself) to find their way. One of hip-hop's greatest dreams will never be fulfilled because the moment that was, will never be and we are all looking at the void in the sky. P and I shared mutual admiration even when it was alliance versus allegiance I always tried to be the voice of reason."

Mega then continued with his post by describing what some of their disagreements were, including how Prodigy spoke of multiple people in his autobiography book, My Infamous Life, from 2012. He then goes on to describe how his unapologetic approach was actually what most loved about him.

"I didn't like how he spoke of people in his book even though he spoke highly of me in the book I just didn't understand his consequential reasoning for how he spoke of others," he continued. "In hindsight I guess that's what defined P. He always did something that made us question 'why the fuck he did that' but he always ascended from the treacherous waters he willingly dived in. I regret that I won't see him again in this life but I have so many memories and so much appreciation for what he has done for me directly and indirectly. Some of my most memorable features were with P. He inspired me and never had to hear my verse to try to outshine me. He just did his verse and the rest, as they say, is history. Right now is the time for everyone to be there for Prodigy's family and be the support that keeps Havoc sustained. Because no one can imagine what he is going through right now we all knew and loved P but it was Havoc who introduced us all to him. Lastly, love him or hate him you will never replace him for he was the HNIC."

The New York native also tweeted about Prodigy, revealing some of his favorite collaborations with his late friend, including "Crime Connection," "Killaz Theme" and "Thun and Kicko."

Cormega is getting ready to release his new book Understanding The True Meaning, which honors the 15th anniversary of his album, The True Meaning, coming up on June 25. The book, which was co-written by the rapper and Brian Kayser, features lyrical breakdowns of the album, as well as contributions from Alchemist, Buckwild, D/R Period, Hi-Tek, J Waxx Garfield, and J-Love.

You can purchase a signed copy of the book here. See the Prodigy tribute posts from Cormega, and find information about his upcoming book signing below.

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