Chinx News

  • Juelz Santana & Jadakiss Suggest Benefit Concert For Chinx's Family
    Juelz Santana & Jadakiss Suggest Benefit Concert For Chinx's Family
    May 26, 2015 at 12:48pm
    Chinx's funeral takes place today in Queens, and while donations toward his family will be accepted at the service, a few fellow New York rappers are hoping to organize an event that can raise some more money for the cause. Juelz Santana, who's been active in the city's rap scene since Chinx first set foot in the game, suggested on Instagram that the local artist come together to throw a show, sending all proceeds toward the grieving family.
  • French Montana Decries "Hateful Speech" Surrounding Chinx's Death
    French Montana Decries "Hateful Speech" Surrounding Chinx's Death
    May 22, 2015 at 12:22pm
    Since Chinx was tragically gunned down in Queens last weekend, most of the rap world has shown their support for the Coke Boy, his family and friends in some way or another. However, not everyone's as respectful and mature.
  • Chinx's Funeral To Be Held Next Tuesday In Queens
    Chinx's Funeral To Be Held Next Tuesday In Queens
    May 21, 2015 at 10:28am
    After a tumultuous week of tribute tracks, heartfelt eulogies and police reports, Chinx's family is now preparing to the lay the late rapper to rest. His funeral and wake are scheduled for next Tuesday, May 26th, at The Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York in Queens. Check out the schedule below, and an official flyer in the gallery above. Wake: Tuesday May 26th 2015 11amThe Greater Allen A.M.E Cathedral of New York110-31 Merrick Blvd, Jamaica N.Y. 11433
  • NYPD Say Chinx's Murder May Be Connected To Stack Bundles Murder From 2007
    NYPD Say Chinx's Murder May Be Connected To Stack Bundles Murder From 2007
    May 20, 2015 at 10:17am
    Early Sunday morning Coke Boy's next up, Chinx (real name Lionel Pickens), was sitting in his Porsche Panamera with a fellow Coke Boy when a barrage of bullets killed him. Few details have been released thus far, although Chinx's team released a statement over the weekend confirming his passing.
  • Max B Calls Chinx's Murder A "Senseless Tragedy"
    Max B Calls Chinx's Murder A "Senseless Tragedy"
    May 20, 2015 at 09:36am
    In the wake of Chinx's tragic murder on Sunday morning, we've seen numerous members of the hip hop community mourn his passing, including his Coke Boys crewmate French Montana. Now, Chinx's former mentor, the incarcerated Max B, has called in from jail to speak on his fallen comrade. "We lost another young, inspiring brother," he said in audio acquired by Revolt.
  • Top 5 French Montana x Chinx Collabs
    Top 5 French Montana x Chinx Collabs
    May 19, 2015 at 05:52pm
    Last Sunday (May 17), tragedy struck the hip-hop world as Chinx, FKA Chinx Drugz, was shot and killed in his home borough of Queens, NY. Chinx was hitting his stride in 2015, preparing to release his debut album. He left behind a young family and countless friends in the rap world who had helped put him on a path toward a promising career. 
  • R.I.P. Chinx Playlist
    R.I.P. Chinx Playlist
    May 18, 2015 at 01:58pm
    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
    Hip-Hop Reacts To Chinx's Murder
    May 17, 2015 at 10:50am
    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
    Chinx Murdered In Queens
    May 17, 2015 at 09:17am
    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. 
  • Chinx Announces "Cocaine Riot 5" Release Date, Shares Artwork
    Chinx Announces "Cocaine Riot 5" Release Date, Shares Artwork
    Dec 9, 2014 at 04:39pm
    After releasing four successful tapes in his Cocaine Riot series, Coke Boy Chinx is now ready to begin unveiling the fifth. Set to arrive on Christmas, the same day as Fabolous' recently-announced Young OG Project, the tape now has dope artwork, which you can view in the gallery above.
  • Samples Of The Week: June 26
    Samples Of The Week: June 26
    Jun 26, 2014 at 10:06am
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey". 
  • Chinx Reveals Debut Album Title, "Cocaine Riot 4" Artwork
    Chinx Reveals Debut Album Title, "Cocaine Riot 4" Artwork
    Apr 18, 2014 at 11:49am
    Chinx (formerly Chinx Drugz) is next in line for the Coke Boys crew, and he's already begun his plans to break through. The rapper spoke with XXL concerning his debut album, as well as how he's selecting his label.
  • French Montana, Chinx Drugz And Jadakiss Get Released From Jail
    French Montana, Chinx Drugz And Jadakiss Get Released From Jail
    Feb 2, 2014 at 02:18pm
    French Montana, Chinx Drugz, and Jadakiss don't seem too phased after getting arrested yesterday. In fact, they were released just in time for the SuperBowl festivities. On twitter, Jadakiss had this to say: "Out of all the things in the world to wish on somebody, JAIL isn't one if them... #stop sweating."
  • French Montana, Jadakiss, & Chinx Drugz Arrested In NYC [Update: Smoke DZA & Buckshot Also Arrested]
    French Montana, Jadakiss, & Chinx Drugz Arrested In NYC [Update: Smoke DZA & Buckshot Also Arrested]
    Feb 1, 2014 at 04:53pm
    Coke Boys got the feds watchin'. One of many pre-Super Bowl parties was going down last night in New York City, and while the details are scarce, it seems as though it may have got a bit out of hand.  An event at Club Lust in Brooklyn ended in French Montana, Chinx Drugz, and Jadakiss cuffed by the end of the night. No word on whether any other rappers were in attendance, but apparently Jada was actually HOSTING the festivities before getting booked. Whatever it was, it can't be all that serious, as French was all smiles in a photo of him being taken into custody.
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