Family And Friends Gather To Lay Mobb Deep Rapper "Prodigy" To Rest
|Family And Friends Gather To Lay Mobb Deep Rapper "Prodigy" To Rest|
Prodigy’s Mobb Deep brother Havoc was on hand for the ceremony, which took place at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel on Madison Ave. LL Cool J, Remy Ma, Ice-T, Fat Joe, and 50 Cent also paid their respects. The G-Unit General — who signed the already well-established Mobb Deep to G-Unit Records in 2006 — spoke during the private event.
|Prodigy And Havoc|
Among the other bold-faced names spotted heading into the private gathering were rappers Fat Joe, Remy Ma and Havoc, who teamed up with Prodigy to form Mobb Deep.
The service featured a live band, a spoken word performance and eulogies by 50 Cent and others.
“I never spoke at a wake or funeral before but I felt like I had to say something at P’s,” 50 said via Instagram. “Rest In Peace prodigy.”at P's,” 50 Cent said in an Instagram post showing him and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan at the service.
“Rest In Peace prodigy God Bless.”
Fans lined up for a chance to enter a public funeral. Outside, many recited lyrics to Prodigy’s songs and inside, there was a memorial set up with memorabilia and artwork.
Prodigy died on June 20 after a long battle with sickle cell anemia. “I’m still just fucked up,” Havoc said in the days that followed. “I can’t even listen to ‘Shook Ones’ or any song. I can hardly look at the pictures. People that lost somebody know what I’m talking about.”
I remember I had Pun signed to loud records and we would see Hav and P there all the time and would just tell jokes and of course PUN would be pranking us. I stood in the funeral today in disbelief I was so overwhelmed with sorrow just as a fan of Hip Hop music. I couldn't believe we lost a Giant. his music was original and always authentic. he and Hav stayed true to their sound. as I look in the room and saw so many people who have played a part in my life I realized how blessed we are to have had one another in this industry. first we Rap then promote then hit the road to pay our bills. I know I've been threw ups and downs financially and emotionally I can only imagine how hard it was for P to be fighting an illness his whole life and still provided for his family and most of all he did it for his fans. New York we lost a king , a genius a legend I will truly miss him and always have love for the infamous Mobb Deep. Rip Prodigy 🙏🏽💔