There was a bit of controversy last month when people across the Internet caught wind of the iconic Biggie mural in Brooklyn being taken town thanks to gentrification. (The owner wanted to put windows in the building to “raise property value.”) But after a short period of petitions and raising funds to help keep it up, the owner decided against taking the mural down.
Now, in neighboring Queens, there will be another hip-hop mural to appreciate, as the late Prodigy has been eternalized on a Queensbridge building.
The mural, DNAinfo says, is on the corner of 13th Street and 40th Avenue. It was done by Eli-Eos and Jeff Henriquez. It depicts Prodigy, mean mugging, showing off his Mobb Deep tattoo on his forearms.
“His deep and meaningful lyrics inspired and influenced many young rappers and followers,” the artists said. The website also reports there will be a candlelight vigil by the mural on July 13.