Queens rapper, Chinx, will be laid to rest in his hometown on Tuesday, May 26. The 31-year-old was fatally wounded during a drive-by shooting on Queens Boulevard last week, following a show.
His wake and funeral service will be held at the Greater Allen A.M.E Cathedral of New York, in Jamaica, Queens, on the 26th at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. respectively. His family is accepting donations to help cover their expenses.
Chinx, born Lionel Pickens, was a well-loved member of French Montana's Coke Boys crew. News of his tragic death triggered an outpouring of sadness from the hip-hop community, including artists like Drake and Meek Mill, who fondly remembered their time with him.
Even Jay Z took a moment to honor the slain rapper during his recent "B-Side" concert in New York, telling the crowd, “A young man got killed in Queens, his name was Chinx. I can’t understand; we are seriously under attack like never before, like never before. Rest in peace to Chinx.”
Police are exploring a possible link to the 2007 murder of Chinx's friend and collaborator Stack Bundles, who was also shot to death in Queens.
“They were friends, Stack Bundles and Chinx. They were friends, so we're looking at all hip-hop angles," NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce told the NYDN.
He added that all connected parties have been cooperative, and they've found no evidence of a disturbance in Brooklyn's Club Red Wolf, where Chinx performed before the shooting.
"Right now, we don't have anybody not cooperating," Boyce said. "There is no fight in the club. We got (that) from numerous sources."
Antar Alziadi (A.K.A. Yemen Chee$e) who was riding with Chinx at the time, was released from the hospital on Tuesday, after being treated for gunshot wounds to the back.
French Montana thanked fans for their support, ahead of announcements for the rapper's funeral service. "Thank you to everybody for all your love, I am thankful for all the love my bro got and still getting, it means a lot," he wrote on Instagram. "God bless #ripchinx."