Chino XL

Derek Barbosa

Also known as Chino, Chino XL Of Art Of Origin, Chino-XL, ChinoXL
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.myspace.com/chinoxl

Discography of Chino XL:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 No Complex / Waiting To Exhale 8 Audio 1996 American Recordings
2 Rise / Jesus 8 Audio 1996 American Recordings
3 Thousands / Freestyle Rhymes 8 Audio 1996 American Recordings
4 Let 'Em Live 4 Audio 2000 Warner Bros. Records
5 Purple Hands In The Air / Dark Night Of The Bloodspiller 6 Audio 1994 Ill Labels
6 Kreep 8 Audio 1996 American Recordings
7 Poison Pen 32 Audio 2006-03-21 Activate Entertainment
8 Don't Run From Me / Warning 6 Audio 2006 Up Above Records
9 No Complex 4 Audio 1996 American Recordings
10 Here To Save You All 61 Audio 1996 American Recordings
11 What You Got / Let 'Em Live 6 Audio 2001 Metro Records (2)
12 Here To Save You All In '96 Sampler 28 Audio 1996 American Recordings
13 Here To Save You All 17 Audio 1996 American Recordings
14 Deliver 4 Audio 1996 American Recordings
15 Last Laugh 4 Audio Not On Label
16 Wake Up Show Exclusives! 16 Audio Not On Label
17 192 / A Word 4 Audio 2003 Xclusive
18 Something Sacred 15 Audio 2008-01-15 Illuminated Entertainment Group
19 No Complex 2 Audio 1995 American Recordings
20 Let 'Em Live 4 Audio 2000 Warner Bros. Records
21 Kreep 6 Audio 1996 American Recordings
22 Do This 3 Audio 2009 Not On Label (Shuko Self-Released)
23 Rise / Jesus 8 Audio 1996 American Recordings
24 RICANstruction "The Black Rosary" 37 Audio 2012-09-25 Viper Records
25 Here To Save You All 17 Audio 1996 American Recordings
26 Here To Save You All (Clean, Okay For Radio Play) 17 Audio 1996 American Recordings
27 Last Laugh 5 Audio Not On Label
28 Here To Save You All 17 Audio American Recordings
29 Poison Pen 13 Audio 2006 Activate Entertainment


Chino XL is a US Lyricist of Black/Puerto Rican origin. He was raised in New Jersey (although he was born in the Bronx, NY) and has been rapping since the late 80's. He released his first single with the group Art Of Origin in 1992 and by 1994, had inked a deal with Rick Rubins label Def American to release his debut album in 1996, "Here To Save You All". He has since gone on to release 3 more albums, 2001's "I Told You So", 2006's "Poison Pen" and 2008's "Something Sacred".

After moving to the West Coast, Chino sought out a career in Hollywood. He is considered one of the more respected rapper/actors of his generation and landed a small part in the hit series CSI: Miami. In the rap game, he has worked with many different artists over the years, such as Kool G. Rap, RZA, Sway & Tech, J-Dilla, Ras Kass, Kool Keith, Common, Kutmaster Kurt, Killah Priest, Beatnuts, Royce Da 5'9", Jinusean, Saafir, B-Real and Snoop Dogg, plus many more.

He is the only known rapper that is a member of Mensa.


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