R.I.P. Chinx Playlist
As you know by now, we lost one of Queens' finest over the weekend. Chinx, real name Lionel Pickens, was murdered in a drive-by shooting at 4 am on Sunday morning. He was 31. The news put the hip hop world into shock, with rappers across the country mourning for the gone-too-soon Coke Boy on social media, and some of his closest friends dropping tribute tracks in his memory. Today, we're looking back on his all too brief legacy with a Soundcloud playlist curated in his honor.
Hip-Hop Reacts To Chinx's Murder
Today, May 17, Chinx was shot and killed while driving on Queens Boulevard. A member of French Montana's Coke Boys crew and label, Chinx, age 31, was preparing to release his debut album, Welcome to JFK, later this year. No suspect nor motive has yet been identified. As news of Chinx's tragic murder continues to spread, many hip-hop artists have taken to social media to express their regret and condolences to Chinx and his family.
Chinx Murdered In Queens
Today, May 17, Queens rapper Lionel "Chinx" Pickens has been declared dead. Chinx was reportedly shot at 4am in the passenger's seat of his car while driving in Briarwood, Queens. The management companies associated with the Coke Boys' rapper have released a statement on his death: "It is with a heavy heart that The Legion Media Group and 4 Kings Management announce the passing of Lionel 'Chinx' Pickens this morning. He was 31.
Stream DJ Clue's "Banned From CD 2015" Mixtape
We've hear DJ Clue in the booth every Friday night spinning for Fabolous during his Friday Night Freestyles. Now the renowned NYC DJ is back with his own project, Banned From CD 2015, and it's stacked with features Clue has earned from years in the industry.
French Montana Says Kanye West & Miguel Will Feature On "Mac & Cheese: The Album"
This might be French Montana's year. A day after releasing his new mixtape, Casino Life 2, French lets us know the best is yet to come. Casino Life 2 was a star-studded affair, featuring Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, and Migos, to name a few, and French's next album, Mac & Cheese: The Album, will pose a couple of exciting features as well, namely: Kanye West and Miguel. Just a couple, though.
Stream Belly's "Up For Days" Feat. The Weeknd, Travi$ Scott & More
As my Canadian colleague Trevor Smith just reminded me, Toronto's Belly has been around since Scott Storch was a household name, but the latest incarnation of his career might be the one with the most potential to make him blow up.
French Montana Shares Artwork & Tracklist From "Casino Life 2"
French Montana just shared the artwork and tracklist for his upcoming mixtape Casino Life 2: Brown Bag Legend and holy shit it is absolutely stacked with guest features. The tape will feature appearances from: Chinx, Chris Brown, Migos, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Travis Scott, Lil Durk, Will.I.Am, and Curren$y. It will also feature production from the likes of TM88, Young Chop, ChopSquadDJ, Cool & Dre, and Southside 808 Mafia.
10 Raunchiest Rap Music Videos Of All Time
In the world of rap, “raunchy music video” is almost always code for “ass-shaking fiesta.” Thus, when narrowing down this list from 30+ videos to 10, I was forced to take multiple criteria into consideration. Is the song any good? Was it popular?
50 Cent & French Montana Clown Each Other On Instagram
In 2015, it's common knowledge that beefs between rappers spill over onto social media more often than not, bot in the most recent case of this, branded alcohols got dragged into the mix as well. What began with 50 Cent using the hashtag #noPuffyjuice in a post promoting his new vodka, Effen, soon attracted the attention of Bad Boy signee French Montana, and then shots were traded between the two NYC rappers.
Raekwon Premieres New Song "Wall To Wall" With French Montana
Raekwon just stopped by Shade 45's Street Sweeper Radio to promote his upcoming album F.I.L.A., which stands for Fly International Luxurious Art. He ended the show by giving fans a sneak peek of "Wall to Wall," an unreleased single off F.I.L.A. featuring French Montana. On the snippet, we only hear French's hook, and not Rae's raps, though the beat sounds banging. Watch Rae wile out to the song in the clip below.
Chris Brown Denies Brawl Involvement At Meek Mill's Grammy Party
Grammy weekend is synonymous with an award ceremony, brunches, musicians across many genres mingling and parties, parties, parties. It seems like everyone hosts either a pre-Grammy bash or a post-Grammy shindig. This year Meek Mill joined in on the festivities and threw an event the night of Grammy Awards.
French Montana Wins Celebrity Bowling Competition
One word comes to mind when you're given the news that French Montana won a bowling competition; HAAN? It's not exactly common knowledge that the Coke Boy rapper is a regular Roy Munson, but after his triumph at the PBA Celebrity Invitational this weekend, we won't forget.
French Montana Has Recorded 100 Songs For "Mac & Cheese"
French Montana is just now preparing his sophomore album, but he's by no means a new artist. The rapper has been putting in work on the mixtape circuit for years, working with the legendary Max B, and kickstarting his Mac & Cheese mixtape series before seeing any label money. The Bronx rapper is now taking that approach widescreen, naming his new album after those mixtapes, and recording as much as he possibly can.
French Montana & Lil Boosie Will Both Be Starring In Movies This Year
The phrase "it's a movie" is used pretty often in the rap game to describe an epic or cinematic piece of music, but less often do rappers actually produce films themselves. When plans for a biopic are announced, they seldom come to fruition (Rick Ross has announced a couple of features that never made it off the ground). However, a few hip hop artists have managed to get their foot in the acting game, with YG releasing his film "Blame It On The Streets" just a month or so back.
Khloe Kardashian Says She Dated French Montana When She Was "Lonely & Destructive"
We know this is the news you've been dying for today. Why was Khloe Kardashian dating French Montana? We can finally answer the question that's sure to have been bubbling in your mind for awhile now. Or not. Either way, Khloe revealed why during last night's episode of "Kourtney and Khloe Take The Hamptons," and given how slow the news cycle is this holiday season, well, here you go.
French Montana Preps "Mac & Cheese: The Appetizer" With Harry Fraud
Before we get French Montana's mixtape-turned-sophomore album, Mac & Cheese 4, we'll be getting a little "appetizer." The rapper said in October that his Mac & Cheese album had a tentative release date of December 16th, bu
Khloe Kardashian's Family Reportedly Wants Her To Break Up With French Montana
Khloe Kardashian and French Montana have had their ups and downs in their relatively new relationship. After appearing to break up at the end of the summer (their adventures from the summer are currently being aired on "Kourtney & Khloe Take the Hamptons"), French remained vague as to whether or not they were still together, just friends, or done for good.
Hudson Mohawke Shares Interactive Video For His "Chimes" Remix
Have you ever wanted the ability to drag your favorite rappers' faces around a screen while a dope trap/EDM song plays in the background? Well, now you can, thanks to Hudson Mohawke's new interactive video for his star-studded "Chimes" remix.
Maino Shares Artwork, Tracklist & Release Date For "King Of Brooklyn 2"
Since releasing part one of his King Of Brooklyn series this January, Maino's been hard at work prepping a follow-up, and now he's ready to share the details on KOB 2. The 11 track project, which will be sold on iTunes and other digital retailers, is set to arrive on November 25th. Below, view the tracklist, and check out the front and back covers in the gallery above.
Photos: French Montana Celebrates His Birthday With Diddy, Khloe Kardashian, Kim Kardashian & More
French Montana celebrated his 30th birthday yesterday alongside his Bad Boy boss Diddy and on-and-off again girlfriend Khloe Kardashian, as well as her family members and other close friends.