Harlem Arts Festival to Honor Prodigy June 24 & 25 in Marcus Garvey Park

Who: Maurice Brown and Marc Cary’s Short Circuit with Special Guests

When: Saturday, June 24 at 7:30pm

Where: Marcus Garvey Park, Richard Rodgers Amphitheater

Admission: Free

More information: http://www.harlemartsfestival.com

Prodigy’s next public performance was slated to be at the Harlem Arts Festival on June 24th, alongside friend and Grammy Award-winning trumpeter, producer, and composer Maurice Brown and Marc Cary’s “Short Circuit” project. In a public statement, the Harlem Arts Festival organizers are holding the weekend in his honor, with the closing performance on Saturday being dedicated to his memory.

In response to Prodigy’s passing, the group’s organizer, Maurice Brown, has decided to make this project extra special. Brown has secured special guests, friends, and collaborators to create a unique celebration of Prodigy’s legacy including notable Record Producer and Prodigy’s Official DJ Ski Beatz, the entire Rhythm City Entertainment Hip Hop Dance Crew (known from Season 4 of MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew”), Rapper Jon-John Robinson, and others.

Mr. Brown stated, “Prodigy was a friend, mentor, and inspiration to me. It’s because of him that I started writing and taking rapping seriously. He was a big supporter. I’m still in shock. I was just talking with him about our show at HAF and he was excited to be performing for the community.

I’ve been fortunate to have produced on several of Prodigy’s albums. Watching this giant work in the studio was such a humbling experience.

His music will live in our hearts forever. Much love to my friend Prodigy and sending strength to his family and to his partner Havoc of Mobb Deep.”

The band will be following a series of performances and events taking place throughout the weekend at Marcus Garvey Park, which include performances,…

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