Following the death of rising New York rapper Chinx, Meek Mill paid tribute to him with “Miss My Dawgs.” The track, which features Travi$ Scott and Strap, honors both Chinx and Meek Mill’s protégé, Lil ,Snupe. Lil Snupe was shot and killed in 2013 at the age of 18, while Chinx was killed early Sunday morning (May 17) in a drive-by shooting in Queens, N.Y. He was 31.
Upon release, “Dawgs” rose to No. 2 on the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart.
On the track, Meek Mill channels his frustration into anger geared at the culprits (“And when we run into y’all n—-s, we gon kill y’all too). He fires threats (“Still gonna murder these n—-s that want to have it / Before they have me miss my son’s football practice”) and touches on the broken system at large (“We bought the chrome tonight / Cause the cops won’t save you, you alone tonight”).
The second verse turns solemn as Mill discusses losing his father at a young age. The rapper recounts the accomplishments his father never saw, “I wish he could see me now / Rolls Royce, he wouldn’t believe me now.” Travi$ Scott closes the homage with a poignant sendoff, “Fly high, so high, so long, goodbye.”
Meek Mill also shared an Instagram eulogy for Chinx, saying that he hates to see “potential die.” Several other artists paid tribute to Chinx over the weekend, including French Montana, Jay Z, Wiz Khalifa and Diddy.