eOne Music and Four Kings Management have announced the posthumous release of hip hop artist Chinx’s nearly-completed debut album, Welcome to J.F.K., on August 14, 2015. A new single from the album, “On Your Body,” was released today. Listen to “On Your Body” here and purchase here.
As widely reported, the untimely and tragic death of the Queens, NY native earlier this month sent shockwaves throughout the hip hop community and his hometown of New York City.
Chinx, an affiliate of French Montana’s Coke Boys, signed to eOne Music in February 2015, and had been working on his debut album, initially slated for a late 2015 release. The record is produced by Lee on the Beats and B Korn of the Amazinz. Chinx recently said about the album, “I’m in a great space creatively, and it’s time to really play.”
Doug “Biggs” Ellison, Chinx’s manager, says, “Watching and helping Chinx develop as an artist over the last few years has been an amazing experience. He had finally come into his own, musically. This new body of work, Welcome to J.F.K., is a 1 of 1 creation. We took the raw emotions of an artist on the rise, and created a lane that will absolutely establish Chinx as a pioneer in the game. That may be a bold statement for some, but this kid was ahead of his time. His work ethic was 2nd to none. I’m looking forward to the release of his best work yet. I promise, you will be able to press play and ride out to this one! I dare you to live with it and tell me he wasn’t on to something special. Spread the word and support good music!”
Gabrielle Peluso, VP Urban Music of eOne Music, adds, “I first knew of Chinx when he was in a rap group called Riot Squad back in early 2000. His group member and close friend Stack Bundles (who was also murdered in 2007), was signed to my husband’s label, Desert Storm, in 2005, so signing Chinx to eOne was very personal to me because of this connection. He was the most humble, down to earth GENTLEMAN I have ever met in my entire career. The music industry lost a true talent. However, I am grateful that we were able to complete his album before he passed. His wife and children will be able to witness him grow into a household name, as bitter sweet as that may be.”
Fans will be able to preorder Welcome to J.F.K. on iTunes on July 17, 2015.