Last week, the hip-hop community mourned the death of Mobb Deep MC Prodigy. After the 42-year-old star died due to complications from his lifelong battle with sickle cell anemia, fans have been looking for an opportunity to properly pay their respects to the late lyricist.
On Thursday, there will be a special funeral service for Prodigy in New York City at Frank E. Campbell, popularly known as “The Funeral Chapel.” From 2 to 5 p.m., open public visitation will be allowed for family, friends and fans hoping to send their final goodbyes to the revered star.
Since his untimely death on June 20, notable stars including Diddy, Nas, Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz, Raekwon and more have chimed in on the major loss suffered in hip-hop. At Sunday’s BET Awards, Havoc, the other half of Mobb Deep, and Lil’ Kim paid tribute to Prodigy while presenting an award.
“This week, hip-hop suffered a painful loss, with the sudden passing of our brother, Prodigy,” Lil’ Kim began. “His pen painted vivid pictures of street life. He made what was ugly sound beautiful.”
“For over 20 years, he and I went through it all and seen it all,” Havoc added. “I’m going to miss my dude. This loss is painful. But the lyrical legacy he left us will impact the culture forever. Rest in peace, Prodigy. My brother.”
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