Chinx, a Far Rockaway, Queens native who was shot and killed on May 17, would have celebrated his 32nd birthday today. Rather than mourn the loss of a talented rapper, his closest collaborators like French Montana and Harry Fraud have honored their friend through heartfelt posts on social media.


Happy Born Day @chinxmusic ! Rest In Paradise My G

A photo posted by djclue (@djclue) on Dec 4, 2015 at 11:03am PST


Happy birthday my brother Days like this are real hard on us Miss u Mann #ForeverChinx

A video posted by French Montana (@frenchmontana) on Dec 4, 2015 at 11:08am PST


#RipChinx #happybday

A video posted by French Montana (@frenchmontana) on Dec 4, 2015 at 11:49am PST


— LaMusicaDeHarryFraud (@HarryFraud) December 4, 2015

For fans who want to pay homage to Chinx, The Lionel Pickens Foundation is hosting a birthday bash and tribute party later tonight in Danbury, CT at Eclipse Café & Lounge. Special guests will include the Coke Boys, Riot Squad members, and his wife Janelli Pickens. The proceeds will go to the Lionel Pickens Foundation, a non-profit organization geared towards youth empowerment and family's coping with the loss of family members to street violence. Here are the details below:

Nearly seven months after his murder, Chinx’s case still remains unsolved. Meanwhile, NYPD has made a connection that Chinx’s deadly drive-by shooting could be related to Stack Bundles’ 2007 murder, but they haven’t expounded on the claim any further. In August, NYPD announced a monetary reward for any information on his murder as the investigation has hit a standstill.

Hip-hop has continued to keep Chinx’s name alive through Long Live Chinx, a documentary that focuses on his rise in the rap game as told through rappers' accounts, journalists and loved ones. Welcome to JFK, his posthumous album released through eOne Music, dropped over the summer and features singles like “On Your Body” and “Yay” that are still added to New York’s premier hip-hop radio stations. You can check out the video for the latest single, “Hey Fool,” with Nipsey Hussle and Zack below.