Craig Crippen, Jr. AKA Prodigy was born on December 26,1996 in Philadelphia. He is a former member of Mindless Behavior. He joined the group in 2008 and left in 2013, only to return in 2014 before leaving again in 2015. He is currently pursuing a solo music career. He is the oldest of the group, currently at 24 years old. He was the last one to join the band as he was discovered through YouTube by choreographer, Dave Scott.
His favorite food is chicken and french fries. Prodigy frequently changes the color of his hair to blonde or black. He has often stated that his favorite color is red.
Prodigy's personality can be described as both outgoing, quiet, and laid back. He has stated many times in interviews that he just likes to chill when he has down time. Also, he is content to let the others speak in interviews unless he has something singularly important to say or if he is addressed specifically. However every once in a while, Prodigy has confessed that he becomes hyperactive and outgoing but this side of him is normally reserved for his time with his close friends and family. Despite this, Prodigy was often regarded as the mature and level one of the group.
As a kid, Prodigy took interest in dancing when his father got him the DVD for the movie "You Got Served," which Dave Scott was the choreographer for. In the middle of the night, Walter (manager) calls Prodigy's father and talks to him about being in Mindless Behavior, as Walter asked for Prodigy to sing for him, and that's when Prodigy joined the band.
Prodigy, like the other members of the group, has a signature accessory which is his Teddy Bear chain and various sunglasses. His style also consists of custom jackets and designer jeans, especially brands such as Y-3's G-star and Diesel. Prodigy has named his musical influences to include Michael Jackson, Usher, and Chris Brown.