Premiere: DJ Bobby Trends Shares Studio Footage of Chinx and Vado's "Deep Cover" Freestyle Session
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This past Sunday, hip-hop lost another emerging act who was on track to strike it big. Chinx—born Lionel Pickens—was shot in killed in Queens, leaving behind family, friends, and a dedicated fan base that has mourned his passing. In times like this, it's important to remember what made Chinx so respected and beloved by his followers.
Today, DJ Bobby Trends shares one of the those moments with us with the first video installment of his #ShakeSessions series. Less than a week before Chinx passed, the Queens rapper linked up with Vado to record a freestyle over Dr. Dre's 1992 classic "Deep Cover." In what was likely Chinx's last studio session, we're reminded of his laser focus in the booth, as well as how genuine of an individual he was, as his charisma speaks volumes in between takes. It's an honorable tribute to the late Queens rapper that everyone can appreciate. Check out the video above, which is directed by Joe Green Films.