French Montana‘s late Coke Boys artist Chinx Drugz is still dropping new music 7 years after he was gunned down — a fact his wife sees as a testament to the countless hours he spent recording.
Chinx’s widow, Janelli Caceres-Pickens, and his former manager, Doug “Biggs” Ellison, painstakingly compiled verses, snippets and unfinished tracks to complete “CR6,” his third posthumous project, and the sixth installment in the “Cocaine Riot” series.
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TMZ Hip Hop spoke to Janelli about the release and she admitted it was exhausting, yet rewarding.
She also touched on the rash of rappers who’ve been killed at an even more alarming rate than when Chinx was murdered.
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Janelli says she’s been vocal about the recent string of tragedies — such as PnB Rock and Takeoff both getting fatally shot in recent months — and she insists it’s misplaced to blame the pattern on hip hop culture.
Instead, she says it’s criminals who are ruining the vibes … although, she admits if she and Biggs weren’t A&Ring “CR6,” she’d be listening to R&B.
Nevertheless, Janelli is proud of the Chinx project, citing the song “Lonely” with Offset as one of her personal faves.
Some legends never die, they live on through streaming.