New Music From Chinx Revealed On One-Year Anniversary of Slain Rapper’s Death

Far Rockaway Rapper Lionel “Chinx” Pickens was on his way home from Club Red Wolf in Brooklyn, when he was shot down at the wheel of his car by an unknown assailant along Queens Boulevard in Ridgewood.

Despite all the rumors surrounding the case, even a $2,500 reward offered by the New York City Police Department, did not bring us closer to finding a suspect.

In an interview with Vibe Magazine, last April, NYPD Lt. Louron Hall said, “Nobody who knows anything about this murder specifically, is cooperating with police at this time. Individuals in the rap industry, we really need those people to come forward.”

Tragically, Chinx’s death is another of Hip-Hop music’s unsolved mysteries, along with Tupac Shakur, Notorious B.I.G., Big L, DJ Scott LaRock, Jam Master Jay, Mac Dre, and fellow Far Rockaway rapper Stack Bundles, among others.

Last year, Revolt TV premiered #LongLiveChinx: One Year Later, a documentary film which features a compilation of clips, studios sessions and interviews with close family and friends over the past five years. For more, check out the entire 50-minute featurette.


On the one-year anniversary of his death, May 17, eOne Music announced the follow-up to Chinx’s posthumous debut Welcome to JFK.

The new album, Legends Never Die, features guest appearances by R&B singer-songwriter Chrisette Michelle, Jamaican recording artist Mavado, Bynoe, Cau2G$, MeetSims, and a special appearance from the late Stack Bundles.

eOne Music also gave fans a little taste with the album’s second single “Like This” featuring Chrisette Michelle and MeetSims.

Legends Never Die drops July 8, and is now available for pre-order on iTunes. Stay tuned to for more.

Daniel Offner

Daniel Offner is a 28-year-old journalist aspiring to be a go-to source of music, arts and entertainment. Offner is the assistant editor of The Wave Newspaper in Rockaway, N.Y. He has past experience as an editor reporter, freelancer, contributor and columnist for several digital and print media publications around Queens, Long Island and Westchester County. The first album Offner can remember listening to as a child was 'Out of Time' by R.E.M. (1991/WMG) as well as various tracks from artists such as Van Morrison, Depeche Mode, Eric Clapton and the Red Hot Chili Peppers that were sprinkled throughout his days as a youth. A New York native, born and bred, Offner had his first encounter with "The World's Most Famous Arena" before he could even walk. This was what ultimately led Offner became a devout fan of the New York Rangers Hockey Club. His lifelong passion for the sport spans well beyond 1994, when the Rangers brought Lord Stanley's Cup back home to New York for the first time in more than 50 years.


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