Prodigy of Mobb Deep’s Mural Defaced In Queensbridge! 😒 😠
In homage to late rapper Prodigy, two New York City artists painted a mural of the prolific musician in Long Island City just weeks after he unexpectedly passed away after a lifelong battle with sickle cell anemia on June 20.
The mural, which was unveiled on Thursday, resides just across the street from the Queensbridge Housing Projects where Prodigy, whose real name is Albert Johnson, was raised.
Artists Jeff Henriquez and Eli Lazare told DNAinfo that they collaborated on the mural out of a shared appreciation and respect for Prodigy.
The artwork, which was created by Jeff Henriquez and Eli Lazare, was defaced and utterly destroyed in less than 24 hours.
A SHAME! UPDATE: It has since been restored!