A NYC Mural Honoring Prodigy Has Already Been Vandalized

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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.”

This is some sucker shit.

A post shared by Cormega (@iamcormega) on Jul 8, 2017 at 6:05am PDT

 

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_

A post shared by Jeff Henriquez (@jeffhenriquezart_) on Jul 5, 2017 at 5:01am PDT

 

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

A post shared by Jeff Henriquez (@jeffhenriquezart_) on Jul 7, 2017 at 7:36pm PDT

 

Fans on social media are calling for an investigation into finding the person(s) responsible for the mural’s destruction.

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