Chinx (actual title Lionel Pickens) was shot and killed in a drive-by capturing in Queens, New York, in 2015. He was 31. Within the newest episode of WE television’s Hip Hop Homicides, which aired on Thanksgiving Day Thursday (November 24), French recalled assembly Chinx for the primary time.
“I met Chinx in Yonkers. He used to come back across the studio; he was mad humble, quiet, [he] simply used to take a seat there and observe,” French instructed host Van Lathan. “Then I began listening to his music and I’m like, ‘Oh, he obtained one thing.’”
“He had simply come residence from jail, he was making an attempt to get into the music and he was severe,” French Montana added, earlier than explaining what it was that made Chinx (previously Chinx Medication) standout. “He beloved music — that’s what me and him had essentially the most in widespread. Music was our remedy.
Praising his work ethic, French stated Chinx “knew what it took” whereas explaining that he was superb at “switching his flows” and he “knew adapt.”
French then stated he feels Chinx was really a greater rapper than him, earlier than placing his buddy amongst Hip Hop’s finest. “He was 10x higher than me,” he stated. “As a result of he seen all my errors. He was like a greater model. Man, if Chinx was alive, Chinx could be High 5.”
Two gunmen have been arrested within the 2015 homicide of Chinx. Based on New York Police lieutenant Richard Rudolph, Quincy Homere and Jamar Hill allegedly killed Chinx over a dispute that arose whereas Chinx and Homere have been each incarcerated at Rikers Island in 2009.
In December 2017, properly over two years after Chinx’s demise, Homere and Hill have been arrested and charged with second-degree homicide, second-degree tried homicide, first-degree assault, and second-degree prison possession of a weapon.
Subsequent month will see the discharge of Chinx’s long-awaited posthumous undertaking Chinx Drugz 6.
Based on Billboard, the late rapper’s new mixtape is about to reach on streaming providers on December 2, simply two days shy of what would’ve been his thirty ninth birthday.
CD6 is about to function plenty of high-profile friends together with Migos stars Quavo and Offset and Griselda’s Benny The Butcher, in addition to Chinx’s brother JFK WAXX. It’ll function Chinx’s first posthumous undertaking since 2016’s Legends By no means Die.
December is gearing as much as be a particular month for Chinx followers as he’s additionally slated to make a visitor look on French Montana’s upcoming mixtape Coke Boys 6: Cash Heist Version — the newest installment within the heralded sequence that helped gas Chinx’s rise to stardom.