In memory of Albert “Prodigy” Johnson.
When I heard that one of my favorite all time rappers from my favorite all time rap group passed away I felt obliged to create a painting of this legend. At first this was going to be a piece that I created for myself but then it turned into something bigger then that. This piece became it’s own memory of Prodigy embellished in a painting. I wanted his family and fans to have something nice to remember him by for the wake. Searching relentlessly I found as many people in a short period of time that I felt had a good relationship as Hip-Hop peers to the Mobb Deep member called Prodigy. I understand that there are so many more people that need to be on this art piece but with time I feel like the right people will contribute. I dedicate this piece to his family and friends hoping that it will give them some comfort to know that people will always remember Prodigy and the effect that he had on our Hip-Hop culture. Prodigy was battling a long time fight with Sickle Cell Anemia, and to give back I teamed up with QSCAN of Queens, a sickle cell advocacy group to Donate 10% of all profits made off the memorial shirts to the organization to help find a cure. If you would like to purchase one They are in my store.