Wasn't Meant to Be
Prodigy’s death was a huge hit to the hip hop world. The Mobb Deep duo was a huge success in their prime, and the fans couldn’t give enough. After he passed away due to some serious health conditions, the fans were so touched that some of them got together to put up a mural of the legendary rapper in Queensbridge. Unfortunately not everyone felt the same way about him, so the mural was defaced multiple times… Here’s why.
In an attempt to preserve Prodigy’s greatness, a mural was created in Queensbridge. Photographer Raphael Gonzalez documented the progress of the mural; he shared a few pictures on his Instagram account, but one day everything went south. After multiple defacements of the art, they had to take the mural down.
“The #Prodigy tribute is no more and has been buffed black. Much respect to @JeffHenriquezArt_ and @elementsofstyle_nyc for their dedication and hard work,” he said.
N.O.R.E is a rapper who is known for his presence in the Queens area of New York. He’s got huge connections all across the state; outside of rapping, he’s a great producer and songwriter. He’s also the CEO of his own imprint, Militainment Business.
He recently sat down with the crew from The Breakfast Club. Knowing his connection to the area of Prodigy’s mural, Charlemagne asked him about the real motivation behind its defacement.
“Um I’m not qualified to speak on that but… it came from a big home that’s in jail that don’t have nothin… Know what I’m saying? I know you’re big on Prodigy’s book, but Prodigy’s book hurt a lot of people. Dead. In jail. Alive. And up north he’s a respectable guy… People respect him. He sent the word, and it’s official,” he said.