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Prodigy Mural to be Permanently Removed After Being Repeatedly Vandalized

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A New York City mural honoring the late Prodigy will be removed after it was vandalized twice. Painted by Jeff Henriquez and Eli Lazare, the mural was vandalized, restored and then vandalized again.

In an Instagram video posted by Hot 97, the mural could be seen being removed. “Due to repeated vandalism of @prodigymobbdeep’s tribute, the mural is now being removed. We will remember Prodigy with or without a mural though, his legacy will live on! #RIPProdigy.”

The mural, which could be found on 13th Street and 40th Avenue, was originally hit with white paint. After restoring the painting, the mural was hit again, this time with red paint. “I hate starting days like this but, the #Prodigy tribute wall in #queensbridge was vandalized again last night,” wrote Instagram user zurbaran1.

It’s uncertain if there will be any more Prodigy murals in the future but it’s clear the Mobb Deep rapper meant allow to the artists. In a joint statement, the artists said, “His deep and meaningful lyrics inspired and influenced many young rappers and followers.”


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