Late New York rapper Chinx’s impact outside of his music-making career shined Tuesday (May 26) as friends and family gathered at his funeral services.
According to reports, mourners paid their respects to the late hip-hop artist in his Queens borough.
Family and friends are gathering Tuesday to bid a final farewell to a Queens rapper who was murdered in his car. Lionel Pickens, 31, was shot and killed May 17 in a drive-by shooting. Services are being held at the Greater Allen AME Cathedral of New York in Jamaica. (ABC 7)
Chinx’s cousin Norman Seabrook, head of a corrections officers union, spoke out during the funeral service.
“Violence has hit home,” he said after the service, as the rapper’s coffin was being loaded into a hearse. “He’s a kid who turned his life around and he gets assassinated. The police are doing a good job. Let’s hope they catch somebody.” (NY Daily News)
Chinx’s mentor French Montana posted up a picture from the funeral with his son.
Following news of his passing, rap star Jay Z spoke out on Chinx’s death and the importance of stopping violence.
“A young man got killed in Queens,” Hov said referring to Chinx. “His name was Chinx. And um, I think it’s real important for us, like, I can’t understand that we’re seriously under attack like never before. Like, never before. Rest in Peace to Chinx and we’re still killing each other. We need to understand that we are kings and queens.” (Miss Info)
— MissInfoTV (@MissInfoTV) May 18, 2015
Along with Jay, music mogul Diddy remembered Chinx on social media earlier this month.
Me and my boy #chinxdrugs our regular Miami sunrise breakfast. Cheerios! Man That was one smooth dude! My NIGGA! This picture speaks 1 million words. Damn. You always said when someone passes that was a good person we all say damn that person didn't deserve that. But for real though chinks didn't deserve that. This shit is fucked up. It is not just #chinxdrugs !!! There are thousands of brothers and sisters that are not rap stars . that have been killed senselessly ALSO #ripCHINX