For the second time in several days a mural of Prodigy from the group Mobb Deep has been destroyed. The painting, which is on a building in Queensbridge, New York, was done by artists Jeff Henriquez and Eli “Eli Eos” Lazare. It was originally completed on July 7, following five days of work.
Within 24 hours it had been defaced by vandals who splattered white paint on it.
"This is some sucker shit," rapper Cormega captioned a photo of the damage.
The memorial was soon fixed, only to be vandalized again over the weekend. This time red paint was used to destroy it.
Bynoe of The Riot Squad posted an Instagram photo on Monday, July 10, of this latest act of hatred. He expressed his anger in it's caption.
"This is some faggot shit!! I dealt with hate on all spectrums but this is corny, I'll just do it in Hempstead if I was them because this corny shit right here is a bad representation of Queens, we ain't never been on this type of time smh!!! Rest Eternally the ghetto super hero."
Hopefully, the mural can be redone or moved to another location.
Prodigy died on June 20, 2017, following a lifelong battle with sickle cell anemia. He was 42 years old.