Chinx’s Funeral Takes Place in Queens Today
Chinx is being laid to rest this morning at a service in Jamaica, Queens. The late New York rapper and Coke Boys affiliate was shot and killed in his native borough nine days ago in the early morning of May 17, in what police have called a drive-by shooting. He was 31.
Family and friends began gathering this morning to pay their respects to the late MC, with fans and the local community beginning to fill up the seats inside the Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York. French Montana, Juelz Sanatana, The Weeknd, Maino, Busta Rhymes, Kid Art and Bad Boy execs James Cruz and Harve Pierre were spotted in attendance at the funeral service.
Outside and inside the Cathedral, the line was extensive of fans trying to enter the funeral service. The funeral began a little after noon, with a wake immediately prior. Reverend Dr. Alfonso Wyatt helped conduct the church services, which counted with remarks from Chinx's family members and friends. A special pamphlet honoring Chinx's legacy and life and was given to each member that attended the church service.
The funeral service came to closure with The Reverend Dollene Palmer giving a touching eulogy, followed by a closing prayer and the benediction.
Chinx's career was tragically cut short in a murder that shocked the New York hip-hop community. Widely known as a well-liked and promising MC, the Queens rapper grew up in Far Rockaway with Stack Bundles, with whom he formed the Riot Squad rap group in the early 2000s. After he was released from a prison stint in 2008, he linked up with French Montana and French's Coke Boys record label and gained a growing buzz through his Cocaine Riot mixtape series and his appearances on French's Coke Boys projects over the past few years. An upcoming project was reportedly in the works before he was killed around 4 in the morning following a performance at a Brooklyn nightclub. The family is asking for donations, which can be made right here. RIP.