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Chinx Drugz Dead: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Chinx Drugz was fatally shot in Queens, New York. (Getty)

Rapper Chinx Drugz was killed in a drive-by shooting early Sunday morning in Queens, New York, police said.

The 31-year-old Chinx, real name Lionel Pickens, was driving in his Porsche when he was shot, according to ABC 7.

Another person in Chinx’s car was shot twice in the back. The 27-year-old victim, who has not yet been named, is at a local hospital.

Here’s what you need to know:


1. The Shooting Happened on Queens Boulevard

The gunfire erupted on Queens Boulevard at about 4 a.m., according to the New York Daily News.

Chinx was driving his silver Porsche Panamera near 84th Drive in Briarwood. At least seven bullet holes could be seen on the front and rear driver-side windows, the Daily News reports.

A witness told the Daily News that the rapper appeared to be lifeless when police arrived.

“The police came and they opened up the door,” Bibekanada Das, told the newspaper. “All you could see was the guy laid out in the seat.”


2. Chinx Was Part of French Montana’s Group ‘Coke Boys’

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Chinx on BET’s 106 & Park in 2014. (Getty)

Chinx was part of French Montana’s Coke Boys group along with Cheeze, Flip and Lil Durk.

Legion Media Group said in a statement posted by ABC 7:

It is with a heavy heart that The Legion Media Group and 4 Kings Management announce the passing of Lionel “Chinx” Pickens this morning. He was 31. Few details are available about his passing but his management confirmed his passing this morning. The rapper from Queens, New York was a member of French Montana’s Coke Boys. Chinx’s dedication, humor and vision will always be remembered ‘Chinx was one of the most talented, professional, and determined rappers this industry had to offer,’ said Publicist Chanel Rae, ‘Further more, he was a friend.’


3. He’s Best Known For His Song ‘I’m a Coke Boy’

Chinx was best known for his 2012 song I’m a Coke Boy, which featured French Montana.


4. He Was Born & Raised in Queens

Lookin up n down da block like fuck is the doe at #dopehouse #yay

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Chinx was born in Far Rockaway, Queens and started rapping at a young age.

“(I) started rapping at the table in junior high school for fun with the homies and then by 9th grade is when I started taking music seriously. At that point is when I started investing my street money into my studio time and trying to find my sound,” he told XXL Mag.

He told the website UrbFeed he got his name, “since I used to smoke a lot of weed back in the day, and this older chick used to call me chinkey and it stuck, the drugz well that’s self explanatory, I been slangin on these corners.”

He started rapping while in high school, but then was sent to prison for four years.

His career picked up again in 2009, when he released his first solo mix tape.


5. He Performed at a Club Prior to the Shooting

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According to the Daily News, Chinx performed at Club Red Wolf in Brooklyn at 2:30 a.m., just hours before the shooting.

“He was very good,” Luis Lopez, the club’s manager told the Daily News. “He was here with four or five guys. Then he left. He didn’t fight with anyone.”

“I got the news by the (club) promoter. To be in my establishment and then … It’s crazy, man. It’s really crazy. I was shocked to hear the news,” Lopez said.

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18 comments

  1. You have to be careful what you put out there. The universe seems to have a way of bringing it right back to you.

  2. Rock and rollers talk all the time about death and mutilation yet they live to be old men still wearing wigs and acting young so before you talk about what the universe brings back try to wrap your mind around the fact BULLSHIT happens in life also #RIP Chinx

  3. he was a part of a rap group called “Dope Boys” really, Heavy.. Really. What do you have complete idiots writing your articles? That’s strait disrespect to the dead, you need to either fix this or take down the whole article because it’s completely pointless anyway.

  4. Are you guys on drugs? You guys still didn’t write his rap group name properly after editing fact number 2… lol, i can’t help but laugh at the laziness of your writing staff HEAVY- Coke Boys not COke Boy

  5. You people are blind this was a hitting a set up this was plan that wAs to many shot the were making sure he was dead trust I feel it don’t be shock if it someone close to him cause it be those around acting like they got the one to hold you done to set up and get you killed are r.i.p God bless your soul and you family don’t worry I know what happened chinx wish you was here to say

  6. That was no drive by anything, that was by design, and with accurate precision. A mob hit. An assassination. Police are trained in this specific type of shooting method. It origin is thought to be from a Rhodesian Mercenary. It was then recognized and implemented into training for the Military, Police, and utilized by assassins alike. 2 to the torso, 1 to the head. Whoever carried this execution out was highly trained in weapons, and is familiar with this technique. And based on the circumstances they are obviously a hit man. The only question left to ask is Why was Chinx taken out. It wasn’t a robbery, it wasn’t a hoodlum with Jealous feelings. Was he taken out because he was a direct threat to someones career? Was it a so called blood sacrifice? Was he involved in some heavy things and planning on flipping? I don’t know, but, I believe its safe to say this was no small time deal, and had nothing to do with “The Hood”.

  7. That was no drive by anything, that was by design, and with accurate precision. A mob hit. An assassination. Police are trained in this specific type of shooting method. Its origin is thought to be from a Rhodesian Mercenary. It was then recognized and implemented into training for the Military, Police, and utilized by assassins alike. 2 to the torso, 1 to the head. Whoever carried this execution out was highly trained in weapons, and is familiar with this technique. And based on the circumstances they are obviously a hit man. The only question left to ask is Why was Chinx taken out. It wasn’t a robbery, it wasn’t a hoodlum with Jealous feelings. Was he taken out because he was a direct threat to someones career? Was it a so called blood sacrifice? Was he involved in some heavy things and planning on flipping? I don’t know, but, I believe its safe to say this was no small time deal, and had nothing to do with “The Hood”.

  8. Chinx is so Brilliant and a professional rapper i highly want to be my musically Godfather.i learn alot from chinx, his career is 1000% full of encouragement and really rap advocates,long live Chinx,,Is ya number Africa and Nigeria boy,,,,Bad Drugz. #RIP Godfather#.