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14 Photos From Chinx’s Funeral Service

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Hip-Hop Reacts to the Death of Chinx

Early this morning (May 17), Queens rapper Chinx, was killed in a shooting. He was 31-years-old.

Born Lionel Pickens in Far Rockaway Queens, Chinx Drugz was a member of French Montana's Coke Boys crew, and signed to French's record label of the same name...

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Today in Hip-Hop: R.I.P. Big Hawk (November 15, 1969 – May 1, 2006)

XXLMag.com remembers the life of the late John Edward "Big Hawk" Hawkins...

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Today in Hip-Hop: RIP Bloodshed (July 31, 1975-March 2, 1997)

Today in hip-hop history...

1998: On Mar. 2, 1997, Derek Michael Armstead, better known as Bloodshed, met an untimely death as a victim of a car accident...

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Today in Hip-Hop: RIP to Apache (December 26, 1964- January 22, 2010)

On this day, Jan. 22 in hip-hop history…

2010: Anthony Peaks, better known by his stage name Apache, died of undisclosed causes. Apache was a key member of New York and Northern Jersey's artists collective, Flavor Unit and best known for his 1993 single, "Gangsta Bitch...

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Today in Hip-Hop: R.I.P. Pimp C (12/29/1973 – 12/4/2007)

Pimp C celebrated eight years after his untimely death...

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Remembering The Notorious B.I.G. 17 Years After His Death

Ed. Note: This story originally ran in the March 2012 Special Tribute Issue of XXL, commemorating the 15th anniversary of the March 9, 1997 death of The Notorious B...

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Mannie Fresh Remembers Soulja Slim: “He Took Rap To A Whole Other Level”

Today (Nov. 26) marks the tenth anniversary of the day that Soulja Slim was shot to death in the front lawn of his mother's house in New Orleans, one of hip-hop's most tragic unsolved murders...

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XXL Editor-In-Chief Vanessa Satten’s 25 Best Soulja Slim Songs

It’s been 10 years since the murder of New Orleans’ most gangsta MC, Magnolia Soulja Slim a.k.a. Soulja Slim. Here in honor of the legendary southern hip-hop star, XXL’s Editor–in-Chief Vanessa Satten, gives her 26 favorite Soulja Slim songs for all the woadies...

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Scarface, Warren G, Big Daddy Kane, More Spill Some Of Their Favorite Tupac Stories

September 13, 1996 is a day that will forever be immortalized in hip-hop history as the day a legend left us. Tupac Shakur was 25 years old at the time of his death 17 years ago, leaving behind a legacy as rich in lyricism as it was in attitude, a man who helped define a sound and who led a movement, who is widely considered one of the best rappers of all time and one of the most engaging personalities hip-hop has ever seen...

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