Rapper Prodigy Memorial Removed

Repeated attacks by the vandal prompted the removal of rapper Prodigy mural in Queensbridge.

We reported to you that a mural for recently deceased rap pioneer Prodigy of Mobb Deep was defaced with white paint less than 24 hours after it went up in Queens.

Brooklyn rapper Cormega, who collaborated with Mobb Deep, shared a photo of the defaced mural on Instagram Saturday, saying, “This is some sucker s—t.”

According to The Grapevine, the two artists who created it, Jeff Henriquez and Eli “Eli-Eos” Lazare, on Sunday painstakingly restored the lifelike image, which had been placed across the street from the infamous projects where rapper Prodigy grew up in Queens, N.Y.

However, DNAinfo New York reports that by Monday, and after a 15-hour restoration, someone had splattered the mural with red paint this time.

Unfortunately, the piece has since been painted over in solid black, and Lazare said he has no plans to repaint the mural.



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