Less than a month ago, legendary MC Prodigy of Mobb Deep passed away due to complications related to his sickle-cell anemia. Hip-hop fans collectively mourned, while graffiti artists Jeff Henriquez and Eli “Eli Eos” Lazare paid homage to the rapper’s legacy with a mural in his hometown of Queens, New York. However, over the weekend the mural was defaced with white paint.
The defaced mural went viral where thereafter artist Henriquez immediately repaired the mural within a day, along with help from a few friends.
“15 hours in one shot to bring back our fallen hip hop general,” he said via Instagram. “The statement we made today represents the resilience of a community and a deep love for one man, I’m honored to have been asked to do the piece.”
THE RESURRECTION. The hood love is strong! 15 hours in one shot to bring back our fallen hip hop general. Big thanks to the homie @elementsofstyle_nyc for keeping things on point. A special thanks to my very good friend @djhotday who pulled up the truck and kept the lights on until the very last can. And to all the positive souls brothers and sisters djs tv types and local people. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Sadly I expect my wall to get hit again. But regardless. The statement we made today represents the resilience of a community and a deep love for one man. Im honored to have been asked to do the piece. Now.. Lets keep this muthafucka movin… ✊?#prodigy #ripprodigy #queensbridge #newyork #infamous #streetart #urbanart #outdoorart #publicart #montanacans #tattoos #sprayart #spraypaint #realism #portrait #muralart #mural #jeffhenriquezart_ #elementsofstyle #graff #beautiful #stunning
UPDATE: Prodigy’s mural has been defaced yet again, only this time with red paint.
UPDATE 2: Due to the constant vandalism of the mural, it is now being permanently removed.
Due to vandalism, the Prodigy mural in NYC is being permanently removed. pic.twitter.com/6EENro6Qc7
— Karen Civil (@KarenCivil) July 10, 2017
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