Janelli Cacares Says Some Legends Never Die: Seven years after he was shot and killed, Chinx Drugz, a late member of French Montana’s Coke Boys, is still releasing new music, which, in the eyes of his wife, is a testament to the endless hours he spent recording.
“CR6,” Chinx’s third posthumous project and the sixth entry in the “Cocaine Riot” series, was meticulously assembled from verses, samples, and unfinished tracks by his former manager, Doug “Biggs” Ellison, and his wife, Janelli Caceres-Pickens.
When asked about the release by TMZ Hip Hop, Janelli acknowledged that it was both taxing and satisfying. She also discussed the recent murders of rappers, which are occurring at an alarmingly higher rate than they were at the time Chinx was killed.
Janelli claims that she has spoken out about the current run of catastrophes, including the recent shooting deaths of PnB Rock and Takeoff, and she maintains that it is incorrect to attribute the trend to hip-hop culture. She claims that criminals are the ones wrecking the atmosphere, yet she does confess that she would be listening to R&B if she and Biggs weren’t A&Ring “CR6.”
Janelli is nonetheless happy with the Chinx project and lists the Offset and Janelli collaboration “Lonely” as one of her personal favorites. Some tales are immortal and continue to exist through streaming.
Jessa Martin is the author of Nogmagazine, A professional in writing by day, and novelist by night, she received her bachelor of arts in film from Howard University and her master of arts in media studies from the New School. A Brooklyn native, she is a lover of naps, cookie dough, and beaches, currently residing in the borough she loves, most likely multitasking.