How Rap Revolutionary Prodigy, Dead At 42, Overcame The Pain Of Sickle Cell Anemia

How Rap Revolutionary Prodigy, Dead At 42, Overcame The Pain Of Sickle Cell Anemia

By the time the rapper Prodigy sang what would become the most famous lyric of his decades-long musical career — “I’m only 19, but my mind is old” — he had already suffered through greater physical pain than most people will experience in a lifetime.