This is just disrespectful beyond measure.
A mural honoring the late rapper Prodigy, who passed away in June, has been destroyed just hours after its completion. Prodigy’s fellow rapper and close friend Cormega posted a photo of the mural which had been sprayed over with white paint, calling the act “some sucker sh*t.”
The artists behind the mural are Jeff Henriquez and Eli Lazare, who created the lifelike image mural within just five days. The painting exists on the side of the Urban Upbound building on 13th Street and 40th Avenue, across the street from Prodigy’s native Queensbridge housing projects in New York City. Jeff shared step by step photos of the mural making process on Instagram.
ONE MORE SESSION! Big shout to my boy @johndomineoriginal for the dope shots! 👊🏼📸🔥#Repost @johndomineoriginal (@get_repost) ・・・ The Man, the Myth, the Legend. @jeffhenriquezart_ working on an amazing tribute wall to the late great Prodigy at 40th Avenue and 13th Street in Long Island City. #ripprodigy #streetart #streetartistry #streetarteverywhere #sprayart #jeffhenriquezart_
Done! "TO ALL THE KILLAZ AND THE HUNDRED DOLLA BILLAZ! "Big up to @elementsofstyle_nyc for inviting me to collaborate on this piece for @mobbdeepqb #ripprodigy #hiphop #prodigy #streetart #streetartnyc #sprayart #aerosol #urbanart #outdoorart #publicart #graffart #graff #mural #muralart #jeffhenriquezart_ #streetarteverywhere #streetartphotography #newyork #queensbridge #montanacans #realism #portrait #tattoos #music
Fans on social media are calling for an investigation into finding the person(s) responsible for the mural’s destruction.
SOURCE: VIBE | IMAGE CREDIT: Getty
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A NYC Mural Honoring Prodigy Has Already Been Vandalized was originally published on globalgrind.com