Rap Royalty Out In Full Force At Mobb Deep Front Man’s Homegoing
50 Cent was among the hip-hop heavyweights who turned up to say goodbye to Prodigy.
50 Cent spoke at a private wake for the star at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home in Manhattan Thursday before a public viewing.
The “Power” star later took to Instagram to open up about the experience:
“I never spoke at a wake or a funeral before, but I felt like I had to say something at P’s Rest In Peace Prodigy,” 50 wrote. “God bless.”
Several thousand people waited in a line that stretched down Madison Avenue to see Prodigy for the last time. Among the guests were Prodigy’s rap partner Havoc rapper Ice T, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and LL Cool J, who emerged from the chapel dabbing at tears.
Prodigy died June 20th after performing in Las Vegas. He was 42 years old, and leaves behind a daughter.
Scores of people filled the chapel, where large bouquets of white flowers flanked Prodigy’s closed casket.
Outside the chapel, a crowd gathered across the street to blast Prodigy songs and rap along.
Rapper Mic Geronimo told BOSSIP that he and Prodigy were neighbors, and he always used to see the “Quiet Storm” rapper taking his daughter to the park and riding bikes with her. He said he’d hung out with Prodigy and Havoc recently, and they promised to do a show to raise money for cancer and sickle cell anemia.
“I think I can honestly say that right now, it’s hit me,” Geronimo said. “I’m glad to have had him as a friend.”
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