French Montana has shared some reminiscences of his late buddy and fellow Coke Boy rapper Chinx, and believes he can be a High 5 MC if he was nonetheless alive right now.
Chinx (actual identify 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 advised host Van Lathan. “Then I began listening to his music and I’m like, ‘Oh, he received one thing.’”
“He had simply come house from jail, he was attempting to get into the music and he was critical,” French Montana added, earlier than explaining what it was that made Chinx (previously Chinx Medicine) standout. “He beloved music — that’s what me and him had probably the most in widespread. Music was our remedy.
Praising his work ethic, French mentioned Chinx “knew what it took” whereas explaining that he was superb at “switching his flows” and he “knew find out how to adapt.”
French then mentioned he feels Chinx was really a greater rapper than him, earlier than placing his buddy amongst Hip Hop’s greatest. “He was 10x higher than me,” he mentioned. “As a result of he seen all my errors. He was like a greater model. Man, if Chinx was alive, Chinx can be High 5.”
Two gunmen have been arrested within the 2015 homicide of Chinx. In line with 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 legal possession of a weapon.
Subsequent month will see the discharge of Chinx’s long-awaited posthumous challenge Chinx Drugz 6.
In line with Billboard, the late rapper’s new mixtape is ready to reach on streaming providers on December 2, simply two days shy of what would’ve been his thirty ninth birthday.
CD6 is ready 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 challenge 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 most recent installment within the heralded collection that helped gasoline Chinx’s rise to stardom.