On May 17, 2015, the Queens native Lionel Pickens, otherwise known by his stage name, Chinx, was gunned down in a drive by shooting in the streets of Brooklyn, New York. This left Coke Boys founder French Montana, The family and fans devastated.
French Montana brought the entire block out to remember and celebrate the life of late rapper Chinx. The result was the new video for “Off the Rip” featuring N.O.R.E and Chinx with guest appearances’ from Juelz Santana, Busta Rhymes and Ja Rule.
Chinx’s debut album is set to be released posthumously on Aug. 14, 2015. Back in 2014, he shared the meaning behind the album’s title with the hip-hop magazine, XXL.
“My album will be titled Welcome to J.F.K.,” he said. Cause where I come from in Queens is right by the airport so whenever you coming to New York, you gotta come through where I’m from.”