Rapper Chinx Drugz was fatally shot this morning (May 17th) in his Porsche during a drive-by in Queens, NY. Chinx was found shot up multiple times in the torso and his passenger left critically injured.
Lionel Pickens, 31, who goes by the stage name, Chinx, was on Queens Boulevard at 84th Drive around 4 a.m. when shooters pulled up alongside his silver Porsche Panamera 4 and opened fire. Pickens was shot several times in the body and the 27 year-old-passenger was shot twice in the back.
Pickens was a member of French Montana’s Coke Boys group and record label. He released his first mixtape in 2009 called “Hurry Up & Die Vol. 1: Get Ya Casket On.” He was set to release another solo album called Welcome to JFK this year.
Fans, rappers, and other hip-hop journalist are taking to social media to remember the rapper.
RIP CHINX DRUGZ !!! My condolences go out to the whole Coke Boyz family.. Hold ya head Brody @FrencHMonTanA 💯🙏🏼
— Mike Epps (@TheRealMikeEpps) May 17, 2015
This is exactly why I don't play in the streets ….. Chinx to French like Omelly to me! I tell @Omelly and my real day 1s get out that hood no matter what it cost or the circumstance! It's nothing that add up to losing ya life at a young age!!! Niggas killing niggas that's Tryna win! I got love for the people in the hood but I don't fuck wit the hood nomore! I dont agree with the rules, most of that shit stupid to me now because I learned and it has nothing to do with having money! Seeing shit like happen always make my heart cold and make me act in cold ways towards my own kind of people! I hate to see potential DIE!! REST WELL #CHINX WE GONE FUCKING MISS YOU!!!
RIP Chinx. RIP Stack. Prayers up for his family and French.
— Bun B (@BunBTrillOG) May 17, 2015
RIP #Chinx..This why you keep ya homies out the hood! I understand what that cry for help means. Wish I had the power 2 change situations.
— Dash Harris (@Dash5Harris) May 17, 2015
— MIGOS™ (@Migos) May 17, 2015
— Karen Civil (@KarenCivil) May 17, 2015
RIP Chinx Drugz!