Prodigy Memorial Taken Down After Being Vandalized a 2nd Time

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Not sure what the deal in Queensbridge is, but someone or someones may have gotten their wish to destroy a mural of recently deceased rapper Prodigy of Mobb Deep.

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As reported by The Root, a mural of the rapper was vandalized with white paint over the weekend, less than 24 hours after the piece went up.

The two artists who created it, Jeff Henriquez and Eli “Eli-Eos” Lazare, on Sunday painstakingly restored the lifelike image, which had been placed across the street from the infamous projects where Prodigy grew up in Queens, N.Y.

However, DNAinfo New York reports that by Monday, and after a 15-hour restoration, someone had splattered the mural with red paint this time.

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Unfortunately, the piece has since been painted over in solid black, and Lazare said he has no plans to repaint the mural.

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So that’s that.

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Angela Helm

Ms. Bronner Helm is a Contributing Editor at The Root. Mouthy Black Girl. Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Fellow. Shea Butter Feminist. Virgo Sun, Aries Moon.