On May 17, 2015, Queens-born rapper Chinx, real name Lionel Pickens, was on his way home to his family when he was tragically gunned down in his hometown.
Pickens was 31 at the time of his death.
The NYPD believes the “Cocaine Riot” rapper had been targeted during the shooting which took place at Queens Boulevard and Main Street.
Chinx was sitting in his silver Porsche Panamera at a red light when a car pulled him behind him. The shooter walked right up to the car and fired a gun multiple times, killing Chinx.
Chinx, who was known for his lyrical dominance, colorful rhyme scheme, and authentic east coast presence, was also known for being a close protege to Bronx rapper French Montana.
Despite Chinx’s undeniable skills on the mic and a growing fanbase that was only getting bigger, there are still plenty of people out there who are unaware of how talented Chinx really was just before his life was cut short.
In honor of the two-year anniversary of Chinx’s death, here are five of his most popular tracks that just might spark your curiosity as to what else his catalog has to offer.
“Dope House” featuring Jadakiss
“Feelings” featuring French Montana
“Bodies” featuring Bobby Shmurda and Rowdy Rebel
“Gon Lie” featuring Lil Durk and Zack
“Off The Rip” featuring Chinx and N.O.R.E.
“On Your Body” featuring Meet Sims
“I’m A Cokeboy” featuring French Montana