Craig Thomas Crippen, Jr. (Prodigy), now referred to as (PradaG) is the former lead singer and member of the American boy band, Mindless Behavior. He was born on December 26, 1996 in Philadelphia, making him the first MB member, not to be born in Los Angeles, California besides EJ. As of November 2013, it was reported by his mother. Prodigiy had left the group, he was replaced with a new lead singer, EJ.
Prodigy started dancing when his father bought him the DVD to the movie, "You Got Served" and he would watch it over and over again and start doing the moves from it. His father then started recording Prodigy dancing and uploading them to YouTube, then Prodigy was discovered by Dave Scott (who is also the choreographer of You Got Served) and Walter called Prodigy's father and told him he wanted Prodigy in Mindless Behavior, that's when Prodigy and his father was flown to Los Angeles, California. As of 2014, Prodigy has left the group since September of 2013 and the reason is because he wanted to go solo, but the remaining band members and the wished him good luck on his solo career.
Currently, Prodigy was working on his solo career with several producers until he returned to the group in December 2014, but soon left again in 2015. Currently, Prodigy is working on his solo career and is currently working on his solo career as he has been releasing his own music, he had a small role in the AwesomenessTV film, "Dance Camp", and he has also signed with Grammy Award Winning singer-songwriter, Teddy Riley. As of 2017, he is going to release the Loud and Liquor music video and a new album.
Prodigy has a unique style of popping and locking, he also does back flips. His style was his teddy bear chain, wearing different types of shades, his mohawk, custom jackets, and designer jeans. Prodigy said he can be hyperactive and outgoing, but is usually seen quiet, chill, and relaxed. Prodigy also has extreme loves for his fans. Prodigy's influences are Chris Brown, Michael Jackson, Usher, and Justin Timberlake. His favorite movie is the 2010 remake of The Karate Kid, his favorite food is Chicken fingers and French fries, and his favorite color is red.
- He is the first group member to leave Mindless Behavior.
- He was the most quiet and relaxed in the group.
- His last album with the group was their second album, All Around the World.
- He returned to the group for a short period of time but then left again in 2015.
- As said by himself, he never planned to go solo.
- Him and Roc, who also is not a group member anymore stay in contact, Prodigy said that he hasn't really talked to Princeton but Ray Ray as he can't get in reach with them. But then once Ray Ray left the group, him and Ray got in contact again. Same thing with Princetòn as well.
- He said that his first solo music video was a mistake.