Chino XL

Real Name:
Derek Barbosa
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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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Albums

Chino XL - Here To Save You All album art Chino XL Here To Save You All (Album) American Recordings, American Recordings US 1996 Sell This Version
9 43038-2 Chino XL - Here To Save You All album art Chino XL Here To Save You All(CD, Album) American Recordings 9 43038-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
Chino XL - I Told You So album art Chino XL I Told You So (Album) Metro Records (2) US 2001 Sell This Version
Chino XL - Poison Pen album art Chino XL Poison Pen (Album) Activate Entertainment US 2006 Sell This Version
06041 29852 Chino XL - Something Sacred album art Chino XL & Playalitical Chino XL & Playalitical - Something Sacred(CD, Album) Illuminated Entertainment Group 06041 29852 US 2008 Sell This Version
none Chino XL - RICANstruction "The Black Rosary" album art Chino XL RICANstruction "The Black Rosary"(2xCD) Viper Records none US 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

IL-138-PRO Chino XL - Purple Hands In The Air / Dark Night Of The Bloodspiller album art Chino XL Of Art Of Origin* Purple Hands In The Air / Dark Night Of The Bloodspiller(12", Promo) Ill Labels IL-138-PRO US 1994 Sell This Version
AMR-V-PRO-010 Chino XL - Deliver album art Chino XL Deliver(12", Promo, W/Lbl) American Recordings AMR-V-PRO-010 US 1995 Sell This Version
Chino XL - Here To Save You All In '96 album art Chino XL Here To Save You All In '96 American Recordings, Wild West Records US 1996 Sell This Version
Chino XL - No Complex / Waiting To Exhale album art Chino XL No Complex / Waiting To Exhale (Single) American Recordings US 1996 Sell This Version
Chino XL - Rise / Jesus album art Chino XL Rise / Jesus American Recordings US 1996 Sell This Version
Chino XL - Kreep album art Chino XL Kreep (Single, Maxi) American Recordings US 1996 Sell This Version
AMR-PRO-0038 Chino XL - Thousands / Freestyle Rhymes album art Chino XL Thousands / Freestyle Rhymes(12", Promo) American Recordings AMR-PRO-0038 US 1996 Sell This Version
Chino XL - Let 'Em Live album art Chino XL Featuring Kool G Rap Chino XL Featuring Kool G Rap - Let 'Em Live (Single) Warner Bros. Records US 2000 Sell This Version
6617-METRO PRO-1 Chino XL - What You Got / Let 'Em Live album art Chino XL What You Got / Let 'Em Live(12", Promo) Metro Records (2) 6617-METRO PRO-1 US 2001 Sell This Version
none Chino XL - Trouble  album art Sway & King Tech feat. Chino XL Sway & King Tech feat. Chino XL - Trouble (CD, Single, Promo) Bungalo Records, Bolo Entertainment none US 2004 Sell This Version
UPA 3138 Chino XL - Don't Run From Me / Warning album art Chino XL Don't Run From Me / Warning(12") Up Above Records UPA 3138 US 2006 Sell This Version
none Chino XL Feat. Snoop Dogg & Dre From Cool & Dre* Chino XL Feat. Snoop Dogg & Dre From Cool & Dre* - Don't Run From Me(CDr, Single, Promo) Bolo Entertainment none US 2006 Sell This Version
none Chino XL - Paper Shredders album art Character Assassins, Chino XL, Craw (3), Shizzy, Matty Trump Character Assassins, Chino XL, Craw (3), Shizzy, Matty Trump - Paper Shredders(CD-ROM, Single) Character Assassins none US 2014 Sell This Version
none Chino XL - Last Laugh album art Chino XL Featuring B-Real Chino XL Featuring B-Real - Last Laugh(2xAcetate, 12", S/Sided) Not On Label none US Unknown Sell This Version
AMPRO-0042-1 Chino XL - Wake Up Show Exclusives! album art Chino XL / King Tech Chino XL / King Tech - Wake Up Show Exclusives!(12") Not On Label AMPRO-0042-1 US Unknown Sell This Version

Videos

none Chino XL - Trouble album art Sway & King Tech Feat. Chino XL Sway & King Tech Feat. Chino XL - Trouble(DVD, Single, Promo) Bungalo Records, Bolo Entertainment, Universal none US 2005 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Chino XL - All I Wanna Do... album art Chino XL All I Wanna Do...(CDr, Promo) Not On Label none US 2006 Sell This Version
none Shuko Feat. Canibus, Bekay & Chino XL Shuko Feat. Canibus, Bekay & Chino XL - Do This(File, MP3) Not On Label (Shuko Self-Released) none US 2009