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Birth nameLionel Pickens
Also known asChinx Drugz
Born(1983-12-03)December 3, 1983
Far Rockaway, Queens, New York City, U.S.[1]
OriginQueens, New York City, U.S.
DiedMay 17, 2015(2015-05-17) (aged 31)
Queens, New York City, U.S.
GenresHip hop
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
Years active2000–2015

Lionel Pickens (December 4, 1983 – May 17, 2015), better known by his stage name Chinx (formerly Chinx Drugz), was an American rapper from Queens, New York. He was a member of French Montana's Coke Boys group and record label. Other members are Cheeze, Flip, and Lil Durk. He was best known for his raps on the Coke Boys mixtapes and the Cocaine Riot mixtape series. He died from a fatal gunshot wound after a drive-by shooting in Jamaica, Queens on May 17, 2015.

On how he got started rapping, Chinx said: "I started rapping at the table in junior high school for fun with the homies and then by 9th grade is when I started taking music seriously. At that point is when I started investing my street money into my studio time and trying to find my sound."[1]

Death[change | change source]

On May 17, 2015, New York police officers (NYPD) went, after a 911 call, to Briarwood, Queens at about 4:00 a.m. There, they found Chinx and another victim in a car at Queens Boulevard and 84th Drive. Chinx was rushed to Jamaica Medical Center in Jamaica, Queens with gunshot wounds. There he was pronounced dead, at age 31.[2][3]

Discography[change | change source]

Studio albums[change | change source]

  • Welcome To JFK (2015)
  • Legends Never Die (2016)
  • CR6 (2022)
  • Cocaine Riot 7 (2023)

Extended plays[change | change source]

  • I'll Take It from Here (2013)

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "The Break Presents: Chinx Drugz". XXL. Retrieved 2015-04-24.
  2. Hanks, Henry (May 17, 2015). "Up-and-coming rapper Chinx shot and killed". CNN. Retrieved May 28, 2015.
  3. "Rapper Known as Chinx Killed in Queens Shooting". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-05-17.