True legends never die.
On the brink of summer 2015, May 17 to be exact, Far Rockaway emcee Lionel "Chinx" Pickens was shot and killed in the Briarwood section of Queens, New York. The Coke Boys rapper was returning from a show gig when he was riddled with 16 shots inside his Porsche Panamera, which also included another victim who survived his gunshot wounds. The shooting was the latest fatality in a long line of unsolved hip-hop murders that sent shockwaves throughout the community. Just four months after his death, Chinx’s much-anticipated album debut Welcome to JFK was released with much acclaim.
This Sunday (December 4) marks what would have been the rapper’s 33rd birthday and to celebrate a legacy left behind, manager Doug "Biggs" Ellison and EyeConic Visions present, Chinx: One Year Later.
The magnitude of Lionel "Chinx" Pickens’ legacy is unveiled in the never seen before documentary Chinx: One Year Later. The film, which was executive-produced by entertainment journalist Miss Jayyiah is a heartwarming but tear-jerking piece that highlights every aspect of Chinx’s life; personally and professionally.
The film features heartfelt interviews from Chinx’s manager Doug "Biggs" Ellison, his wife Janelli, rapper Maino, Black Ink star Caesar, rapper MeetSims, and DJ SpinKing, as well as Chinx’s closest friends and family members.
The genuine accounts, along with the exceptional filmography from EyeConicVisions, gives viewers a closer look inside the life and times of Lionel "Chinx" Pickens. The documentary will also shed light on Chinx’s final days, which friends and family believe to have been an assassination.
“I don’t think it was random,” the rapper’s cousin, Gutta, expresses. “It may have been a hit, whether it was professional or not. You don’t have to necessarily be professional to creep up on somebody.”
As of press time, the case remains unsolved.