Chino XL

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Legal name: Derek Barbosa


Derek Keith Barbosa (born April 8, 1974), better known by his stage name Chino XL, is an American rapper and actor, known for his "technically" accomplished style, consisting of self-consciously over-the-top punchlines, exaggerated egotism, complex rhyme schemes, and use of multiple similes, puns, metaphors, and word play. He has collaborated on various projects with some of the most well known in Hip Hop. Chino is also an avid bodybuilder. Chino started rhyming in 1986, as said in his song "Don't Say A Word". He has released four solo studio albums, in which his most recent – Ricanstruction: The Black Rosary - won the 2012 HHUG Album of the Year award

Aside from music, Chino also forged a career in acting, appearing in several films and making guest appearances on the Comedy Central series Reno 911! and the CBS series CSI: Miami. He has starred in films alongside Kate Hudson, Luke Wilson, and Rob Reiner and had a solo project debut at Robert Redford's Sundance Film Festival.

He is the nephew of Bernie Worrell of music group Parliament/Funkadelic. Barbosa is also a member of Mensa.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Here to Save You All Chino XL 2
2001 I Told You So Chino XL 2
2005 Poison Pen Chino XL 2
2006 Poison Pen: The Lost Tapes Chino XL 1
2008 Something Sacred Chino XL & Playalitical 1
2012 RICANstruction: The Black Rosary Chino XL 1

Album + Mixtape/Street

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 The Warning: Hosted by King Tech Chino XL 1
The Definition Of MC Chino XL 0


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Rise Chino XL 1
2011 N.I.C.E. Chino XL 1

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