If you haven't yet paid your respects to Prodigy following his sudden passing at age 42, you have one last chance to send him off right. There is expected to be a special public funeral service at a New York City chapel on Thursday, June 29, to allow the public to see Prodigy one last time.
The funeral service is expected to take place at Frank E. Campbell in NYC, also known as "The Funeral Chapel." Between the hours of 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, fans will be able to join Prodigy's closest friends and family in a celebration of Prodigy's life and career. It doesn't have to be the final time you honor Prodigy—the music lives on forever, of course—but if you want to say goodbye in person, this is the last chance you're going to have.
Based on the reaction of the hip-hop community, I would expect a flood of people to hit the Frank E. Campbell on Thursday afternoon. Producers have dedicated entire radio shows to him, letters have been shared by former accomplices, and space was carved out for Prodigy during the 2017 BET Awards show. Some artists have even criticized the outpouring of support for Prodigy and Mobb Deep since his death, but their hearts have been in the right place.
"It’s a shame that none of these artists are told how great they are while they’re alive. Why can’t they get their flowers and tokens of appreciation while they’re still living?" said Master P, during a rant on the subject. "Hopefully, one day we can start appreciating the talented sisters and brothers while they are still alive."
You can view the flyer for Prodigy's service below, and plan your Thursday out accordingly.