Chinx

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Chinx
Birth name Lionel Pickens
Also known as Chinx Drugz
Born (1983-12-03)December 3, 1983
Far Rockaway, Queens, New York City, U.S.[1]
Origin Queens, New York City, U.S.
Died May 17, 2015(2015-05-17) (aged 31)
Queens, New York City, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper
Years active 2000–2015
Labels Coke Boys, Riot Squad, NuSense Music Group
Associated acts Coke Boys, French Montana, Harry Fraud, Stack Bundles, Vado, Velous

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 (TBR)

Extended plays[change | change source]

  • I'll Take It from Here (2013)

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