Craig "Flux" Singleton remembers his friend and Binkis Recs co-founder, Christopher "Jax" Thurston 

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A wake was held in Atlanta for Jax on Friday, Nov. 7. Funeral services commenced in New York on Saturday, Nov. 15.

We always used to take turns saying, "When I die, yo, I want muhfuckas clapping. I want that shit to be a party, son, a celebration. I want breakdancers and all types of shit." So we always kept that in mind and it just so happened that he told his wife, "When I die, bury me in my Binkis shirt and hat." And that's how it just so happened. He had his Binkis shirt on, matching hat, jeans and the sneakers. That was our uniform – the Binkis shirt, black and gold.

That's how he wanted to be buried and that's what's up. Knowing how we are – as far as me, Killa Kalm and Jax – we always knew we didn't want to be sad about the shit. So we always were looking at it on that level. Like, it's sad he's gone but I know he wouldn't want us to be sad and shit.

It's just wild, man – all that happened while the [presidential] election was going on. That joint is wild. Also, you know, he passed saying those last words to his song – which was basically a little bio, a little four-line bio. Election Day, one of his names was J.F.K. – Jax Forever King. So that whole thing's just got stuff that's like, you could say is coincidental but it probably really ain't.

That's how it happened.

We can all come up with our own reasons on why, taking into consideration all those different levels of coincidence, persay. Even without those, you could make up your own reasons why. I don't know what the end result is because, for one, we're still living. What I do know has changed since is the people that know him and know us – Binkis – the real people have gotten a lot closer. And it just let's us know that straight up and down, a lotta shit is meaningless.

A lotta stuff that we think means something doesn't mean anything at the end of the day. And that's why when you're talking to people, they talk about his person more so than the music. Because that's what you get from the dude. It just so happens that he's nice at doing music, 'cause even without that he's still the same person.

As far as Binkis Recs the group, of course it's going to be different. I mean, a big piece of energy just escaped. It's here, but it's not existing in its own temple to express itself. So that whole part is missing and that's what we're going to miss. We'll miss him. But at the same time, we all are Binkis. So that's the continuation.

We're just going to continue on the path as far as our last conversation of using Binkis as a way to umbrella some MCs that may want to do something. And as long as we're here, we're still gonna do music so it's gonna go on until I die, until Kill dies, until we all die – or somebody else picks it up.


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