CHINO XL, who was born as Derek Barbosa in the Bronx and then raised in East Orange, New Jersey, is one of the rappers I give the most credits and respect. To me he’s one of the emcees who really defined battle-rap; forget bout that tiny pale-azz Eminem!
Chino started his career in the group “Art of Origin” which he eventually left to release his 96 debut “here to save you all” which is in my opinion one of the most mad-overseen LPs from the 90s! After many features on the Sway n King Tech’s “Wake Up Show” he managed to drop another full length in 2001 with the title “I told you so”. The most famous single outta this CD-release-only-LP was “let em live” ft. Kool G Rap.
Chino also played in some TV-series and finally in 2006 he released his 3rd full length called “Poison Pen” (also on CD only).
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