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 album, 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 a member of Mensa.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 The Hit List Saafir 1
2005 The Dex Files Ambedext 1
2005 Be Common 4.8 5
2008 The 3rd World Immortal Technique 1
2009 Sickology 101 Tech N9ne 5 1
2009 Ground Original 2: No Sell Out DJ JS-1 1
2010 Nineteen Ninety Now Celph Titled & Buckwild 1
2011 360° Deal Da Circle 1
2012 Loyalty Honor Respect SP Double 1
2012 Ohnomite Oh No 2
2013 Das Ka Rebel Professor A.L.I. 1
2013 Hookahs And Machetes D. Lector 1
2013 The 2nd Coming Almighty 1
2014 Better Late Than Never... The Sonix 1
2014 The Diam Piece Diamond D 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 This or That Sway & King Tech feat. DJ Revolution 1
2000 Wake Up Show Freestyles, Volume 5 Various Artists 1
2000 Wake Up Show Freestyles Vol. 6 Sway And King Tech 1
2002 Lyricist Lounge: West Coast Various Artists 1
2005 Back 2 Basics Sway & King Tech 1
2008 Cellar Sounds, Volume 1: 1992-2998 Nick Wiz 1
2009 Dillanthology J Dilla 1
Este Oeste Mix, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
Kiss of the Dragon Various Artists 1

Album + Mixtape/Street

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2010 A.D.I.D.A.S (All Day I Dream About Spittin) Ras Kass 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 The Anthem Sway & King Tech 1

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