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Prodigy's Legacy Honored With Mural Near Queensbridge Houses

Prodigy's legacy lives on in an area that found a permanent home within his lyrics.

Prodigy's legacy lives on in an area that found a permanent home within his lyrics. According to DNAInfo, artists Jeff Henriquez and Eli Lazare created a mural of the late rapper that'll live on the Urban Upbound building on 13th Street and 40th Avenue, directly across the street from the Queensbridge Houses in New York City.

"His deep and meaningful lyrics inspired and influenced many young rappers and followers," the pair said in a statement issued to the news site. Lazare is responsible for painting Nas' mural which shares the same vicinity as Prodigy's. DNAInfo adds a candlelight vigil might be held on July 13.

#wip This is for you @prodigymobbdeep A gift for your family,QB, @santanafox @mobbdeephavoc @qbgotti @tynittyqb @bigtwinsqb @lordnez @infamousmobbdeep @alanthechemist @qb4life @Nas I am honored to have curated this project and even more grateful in colaborting with the talented portrait artist @jeffhenriquezart_ gracias hermano! Respect. This production will be special one.. and we hope that through Artz come healing. Where your family and fans have a place where they can see you and reminisce of the great memories they lived through you and by your side along your journey here on Earth.. We hope that this mural will ressurect you, and inspire and heal the pain your family and fans are going through home base & worldwide. ...." who you inspired with your Deep lyrical messages and your Anthems... #ripprodigy #mobbdeep #bravehearted #infamousmobb Respect-- Eli Eos #eoscrew Thank you to my man George @Alltheright for sponsoring with paint #LazareArtzFoundation #jeffhenriquezart #montana94

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On June 20, 2017, the famed lyricist passed away due to complications linked to his sickle cell anemia ailment. He was hospitalized for a few days before his death in Las Vegas, Nev., while on the Art of Rap Tour.

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Ciara has had enough of the back and forth with her ex Future over their son's travel schedule. Now, she's requesting help from the family court. The singer is reportedly asking the judge to force Future into mediation with her so they can hash out a travel schedule for their four-year-old, Future Jr.

According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Future has been a flake when it comes to keeping up with his visits with his son. He's allegedly missed scheduled visits and has frequently left baby Future with his mother or grandmother without spending time with him. The "Level Up" artist also noted that the constant traveling has been taxing on her son. So, she wants to figure out a schedule for his own wellbeing.

Ciara's legal team alleges that they attempted to straighten out a schedule without help from a judge, but were unsuccessful. If a judge will not grant a mandatory mediation, Ciara is requesting to settle the matter in a trial hearing.

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Vic Mensa sparked controversy earlier this year after he took jabs at XXXTentacion's abusive past during a freestyle at the 2018 BET Hip-Hop Awards. Many criticized the timing of his diss, saying he shouldn't have said it while X's mother was in attendance to accept her son's award. While Vic stated that he doesn't regret his comments, he admitted that he did apologize to X's mom.

"I actually reached out to his mother personally,” the rapper said during an appearance on radio's "The Breakfast Club" on Monday (Dec. 10). "I apologized to her because I didn’t know she would be in attendance… I wouldn’t walk back any of my statements because what I said, I meant. And some more truth came to light not long after."

He also mentioned that although his timing was inappropriate, his talking points were important and necessary. "At the end of the day, I do think that the conversation that I was trying to bring up and that I did bring up is a super necessary conversation," he continued. "Maybe the way of going about it was not the best for the time, but I think the conversation is one that had to be had – talking about violence against women and misogyny in hip-hop, but particularly violence against women. I had a lot of people on the low reach out to me and thank me for that."

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Romeo May Have Landed A Role In 'Bad Boys For Life'

Bad Boys 3 is officially going down, and there's going to be a lot of new changes. The biggest change seems to be major additions to the film's cast. In fact, Romeo Miller recently hopped on social media on Tuesday (Dec. 11), suggesting that he could be the newest addition to the Bad Boys team.

Romeo shared a photo of an email for a callback to the Bad Boys set on his Instagram Stories on Dec. 11. "When you get callbacks and opportunity to work alongside your idols, @martinlawrence and @willsmith, you go study and go ghost," the rapper-turned-actor said, mentioning stars Martin Lawrence and Will Smith.

Romeo isn't the only hip-hop star to possibly land a role in the forthcoming movie. Nicky Jam also suggested he was going out for a part during an interview with TMZ in Nov. 2018. "I actually came her because I'm doing a casting for a movie," he said at the time.

As previously reported Will Smith and Martin Lawrence announced that the third installment of the Bad Boys franchise is finally happening after years of negotiating. The upcoming film, entitled, Bad Boys For Life, is expected to premiere in Jan. 2020.

Check out Romeo's post below.


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Looks like #Romeo May be joining the #BadBoys3 crew! Are y’all here for it, #Roomies!?

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