Chinx’s grind to the top hasn’t been an easy one. Since serving a four-year sentence at Mid-State Correctional Facility, the Far Rockaway, Queens rapper has put all his focus and attention in pushing his music and reaching new listeners. His career has been highlighted by Datpiff-shattering mixtapes—Cocaine Riot 3, Coke Boys 3—as well as an EP that featured his radio hit “Feelings.”

“I did five [songs] on my [I’ll Take It From Here EP] because I know what I am giving out. And I just wanted them to concentrate on those five records. I really feel like I’ll Take It From Here was my breakthrough project,” Chinx says. “I’m showing you that I have no style. I am showing you that anywhere you place me, I am going to make my way.”

Once again, Chinx is adding another bullet point to his stacked resume with his new mixtape Cocaine Riot 4. Before its release date, Chinx stopped by the XXL offices after a wild listening session to share other mixtapes rap fans should get familiar with. If you didn’t know about Chinx, now you know.—Eric Diep

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