Havoc (right) of Mobb Deep is honouring the late Prodigy by continuing the iconic ’90s New York City rap duo’s tour, with a Sept. 7 stop at Status Nightclub. (Mobb Deep Facebook photo)

Iconic rapper hits Vernon

It’s a show that nearly didn’t happen

It’s a show that nearly didn’t happen.

The iconic ’90s New York City rap duo Mobb Deep —comprised of Havoc and Prodigy — was gearing up for a Canadian tour, when Prodigy, born Albert Johnson, reportedly died by accidental choking June 20.

But Havoc decided to honour Prodigy and continue with the tour, which has a Sept. 7 stop at Status Nightclub.

“The tour was going to be cancelled until the other member, Havoc, stepped up and said he will still do the Canadian tour as a tribute to Prodigy,” said Joey Book, Status Nightclub promotion manager.

“Vernon is very lucky to be getting this show as it will probably be the last time to hear all the Mobb Deep hits played live in Canada.”

Mobb Deep gained international fame in the rap underground in the ’90s with hits like Shook Ones Part 2.

“Vernon will be the only Okanagan stop for this tour, so we are hoping that all of the Okanagan Valley will come out and support,” Book said.

Havoc of Mobb Deep takes the Status Nightclub stage Sept. 7. Doors at 9 p.m. Tickets are available for $30 at Okanagan Skate Co., Five Fathoms Tattoo, Status Nightclub, and Downtown Internet Lounge.