(For the American Rapper “Prodigy” from the rap-duo Mobb Deep go to Prodigy of Mobb Deep.)
THE PRODIGY, from Essex (England), is the brainchild of Liam Howlett who writes and produces the material in its entirety.
Maxim originally began as an MC for the band before doing vocals on ’Poison’, a track on their second album Music For the Jilted Generation and then several others on Fat of the Land. He remains a member as an MC at the live shows.
Keith Flint began as a dancer for the band before moving on to become a vocalist initially on the track Firestarter
but then for several others on the third album Fat of the Land. Flint was probably the most visually recognisable member of the band and considered by many to be the frontman though he has very little input to writing the songs. He still sings with the live show but had no input on the last album. He also wrote the single ‘Baby’s Got a Temper’.
Leeroy Thornhill was a member of the band from 1990 to 2000 as a dancer, and could often be found playing keyboards live during songs while Liam was playing Timbales. He is often seen opening for the band live as a DJ and Tours regularly on his own.
The Prodigy first emerged on the underground rave scene in the early 1990’s, and since then have achieved immense popularity and worldwide renown. Some of their most popular songs include Charly, Out Of Space, Smack My Bitch Up, No Good (Start The Dance), Breathe and Firestarter.