Chino XL

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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 is a member of the intellectual collective Mensa International and 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.

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
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
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 The 2nd Coming Almighty 1
2014 Better Late Than Never... The Sonix 1

Album + Compilation

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

Album + Mixtape/Street

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2010 A.D.I.D.A.S (All Day I Dream About Spittin) Mixtape/Street Ras Kass 1


Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1999 The Anthem Sway & King Tech 1

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