By Jack Barnes
As the hip hop community continues to mourn Chinx, his music lives on. With the release of another new track from his second coming posthumous album, Legends Never Die, the late rapper brings you “Match That.” Enjoy this audio stream below after the jump.
Born Lionel Pickens in Queens, New York, Chinx paved his musical path since an early age. Surrounded and influenced by some of the greats of our era, his sound was “I don’t want to fit in,” he said. “I want people to respect my music. I have the drive to be original and to stay true to who I am as a person and as an artist, and not create a gimmick with my artistry.”Listening to artists like NWA on the West Coast and Wu-Tang and Nas in the East, growing up Chinx wanted to emulate the freedom of expression that his favorite artists embodied with their lyrics. Raised in Far Rockaway, he was surrounded by a level of poverty that drove people into drugs, the ghetto and the streets. While divulging into that lifestyle personally, music gave him an outlet to convey his experiences, his fears and his ambition. An ambition that drove him as a father and as a musician.Keep Chinx’s legacy alive by joining the social media conversation with hashtag #LEGENDSNEVERDIE.
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