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REST IN POWER: CHINX (12/3/83 – 5/17/15)

It is with a heavy heart that we at PremierWuzHere recognize the passing of Lionel “Chinx” Pickins.

On the morning of May 17 in New York, Chinx had been shot multiple times in the chest and abdomen during an apparent drive by shooting at Queens Boulevard and 84th Drive while he was idling at a red light in his silver Porshe. He was rushed to a nearby hospital and later pronounced dead. The passenger in the vehicle was also shot and remains in critical condition.

Chinx’ management, The Legion Media Group and 4 Kings Management, released an official statement.

It is with a heavy heart that The Legion Media Group and 4 Kings Management announce the passing of Lionel ‘Chinx’ Pickens this morning. He was 31.

“Chinx’s dedication, humor and vision will always be remembered. Chinx was one of the most talented, professional, and determined rappers this industry had to offer,” said publicist Chanel Rae. “Further more, he was a friend.”

Chinx collaborated often with French Montana as part of The Coke Boyz and came up under Stack Bundles, who was fatally shot in 2007. The Far Rockaway, Queens product was preparing to release his first official solo album after releasing 14 mixtapes over the past six years.

In memory of Chinx, here are videos of his collaboration with Jadakiss “Dope House” and the French Montana featured “Fuck Are You Anyway.”

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KILLER MIKE APPEARS ON REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER AND BLASTS BILL O’REILLY

We’ve known about Killer Mike’s political views and extraordinary insight for some time now. However, there are still some people who are unaware of the brilliance that is Killer Mike speaking out. Bill Maher invited Mike to his “Real Time With Bill Maher” show and took everything to task…including Bill O’Reilly.

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WATCH JAY Z’S B-SIDES TIDAL CONCERT IN ITS ENTIRETY

In support of his Tidal streaming service, Jay Z took to New York to perform a concert full of “B-Sides.” Of course it was amazing and featured the likes of Memphis Bleek, Freeway, Jeezy, Young Gunz, Jay Electronica & Beanie Sigel. You can watch it in its entirety right here.

B-Sides Set List

“Dynasty Intro”
“Young, Gifted & Black Freestyle”
“Pump It Up Freestyle”
“Streets Is Watching”
“Friend Or Foe”
“Where I’m From”
“Say Hello”
“Tidal Freestyle”
“Politics As Usual”
“Guess Who’s Back”
“Show You How”
“Jigga My N*gga”
“Hovi Baby”
“22 Twos”
“U Don’t Know”
“A Million And One/Rhyme No More”
“So Ghetto”
“D’Evils”
“Marcyville” over a reworked “Murder Was The Case”
“This Can’t Be Live”
“Party Life”
“Success”
“Ignorant Sh*t”
“Grammy Family Freestyle”
“Takeover”
“You, Me, Him, & Her” with Memphis Bleek & Beanie Sigel
“What We Do” (Freeway)
“Clique”
“We Made It Freestyle” with Jay Electronica
“Exhibit C” (Jay Electronica)
“Go Crazy” with Jeezy
“Who Dat” (Jeezy)
“Can I Live”
“In My Lifetime (Remix)”
“Feelin’ It”
“Imaginary Player”
“Dead Presidents pt.1”
“It’s Like That”
“Never Change”
“Momma Loved Me”
“The Thrill Is Gone” (BB King Tribute)
“Allure”
“National Anthem” (Jimi Hendrix)
“P.S.A.”