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. 
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. 
Stream Chinx's "Welcome To JFK"
Stream Chinx's "Welcome To JFK" Aug 10, 2015 at 05:35pm
Almost a year and a half ago, Chinx (who had just shed the "Drugz" part of his name) announced his debut album. He gave it the name Welcome To JFK, inspired by his proximity to Queens' John F. Kennedy airport while growing up and living in Far Rockaway.
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.
Chris Brown Painted A Portrait Of Chinx For French Montana's Birthday
Chris Brown Painted A Portrait Of Chinx For French Montana's Birthday Nov 11, 2015 at 12:54pm
French Montana's 31st birthday went down earlier this week, and while the Coke Boy has a lot to celebrate, the death of his friend and collaborator Chinx this spring still feels pretty fresh. Chris Brown came through with a fitting gift for the occassion, painting a portrait (along with artist Dee Cosey) of French Montana and Chinx -- the latter with angel wings and a halo. 
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.
Five Arrested At French Montana Video Shoot
Five Arrested At French Montana Video Shoot May 31, 2015 at 02:39pm
Five people were arrested during a French Montana video shoot yesterday (May 30) in Brooklyn. According to New York Daily News, undercover cops entered the shoot, behind a Fulton St. supermarket, at 6:15pm and arrested three men and two women on guns and drugs charges.  Four pistols were found on set, as well as cocaine, marijuana, and molly. A picture of the contraband can be seen in the above gallery. 
Album Cover & Tracklist Revealed For Chinx’s “Welcome To JFK”
Album Cover & Tracklist Revealed For Chinx’s “Welcome To JFK” Jul 16, 2015 at 09:21pm
Chinx’s debut album Welcome To JFK, which he had been working on long before he was shot & murdered senselessly in his hometown of Queens, NY back in May, is finally ready to be heard. Due out August 14, the posthumous album has been made available for pre-order on iTunes today, ultimately revealing the album cover and tracklist as well.
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. 
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."
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. 
69% Of Murdered Rappers' Cases Remain Unsolved
69% Of Murdered Rappers' Cases Remain Unsolved Oct 15, 2015 at 05:52pm
It is common knowledge that the culprits of Tupac and Biggie were never apprehended. But that is no anomaly -- as it turns out, it is extremely common for rap homicides to go unsolved.
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.
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
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.
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.
Release Date Set For Chinx's Posthumous Album "Welcome To JFK"
Release Date Set For Chinx's Posthumous Album "Welcome To JFK" Jun 2, 2015 at 01:38pm
This morning, we got the first original Chinx track since he was murdered in Queens last month, the MeetSims-assisted "On Your Body," and now, we've got the release date for the posthumous album it'll appear on. Long in-the-works before Chinx's tragic passing, his debut album Welcome To JFK will arrive on August 14th, with "On Your Body" acting as the first single. 
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".