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Chino XL Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Chino XL Quick Info
Height 6 ft 2 in
Weight 96 kg
Date of Birth April 8, 1974
Zodiac Sign Aries
Eye Color Dark Brown

Chino XL is an American rapper and actor. He is known for the use of multiple similes,  puns, metaphors, and wordplay in his songs accompanied by exaggerated egotism. He has made his own accomplished style through his songs and has collaborated with many well-known artists of the hip-hop industry.

Born Name

Derek Keith Barbosa

Nick Name

Chino XL

ChinoXL buffed up in this headshot (ChinoXL / Twitter)

Sun Sign


Born Place

The Bronx, New York, United States




Rapper, Lyricist, Actor


Chino XL is represented by Amsel, Eisenstadt & Frazier & Hinojosa Talent Agency.






American Recordings, Warner Bros. Records, Metro Records, Activate Records, Bungalo Records, Machete Music /Universal Records, Viper Records




6 ft 2 in or 188 cm


96 kg or 211.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Chino XL has not dated anyone publicly but he has 3 daughters about whom he regularly posts on his social media.

Chino XL in a selfie with his daughter in October 2018
Chino XL in a selfie with his daughter in October 2018 (Chino XL / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Multiracial (Hispanic & Black)

He has African-American ancestry on his mother’s side and is of Puerto Rican descent on his father’s side.

Hair Color


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Buzzcut hairdo
  • Muscular physique
Chino XL as seen in March 2017
Chino XL as seen in March 2017 (FCapoferri1 / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Best Known For

Making a unique place for himself in the hip-hop scene with the use of multiple similes,  puns, metaphors, and wordplay in his songs, also accompanied by exaggerated egotism

First Album

Chino XL released his first album, Here to Save You All, on April 9, 1996. The album has 17 tracks all of which revolve around dark and hardcore themes.

First Film

Chino XL made his theatrical film debut in the crime action drama film, Barrio Wars, in 2002.

First TV Show

He made his first TV show appearance as Buzz in the romantic drama show, The Young and the Restless, in 2004.

Personal Trainer

Chino XL is a fitness freak and a passionate bodybuilder. His workout consists of heavy bodybuilding exercises such as heavy weightlifting and bench presses.

Chino XL in a selfie in November 2018
Chino XL in a selfie in November 2018 (Chino XL / Instagram)

Chino XL Facts

  1. Chino was a young kid when he first started rapping.
  2. Chino XL was spotted and signed at the age of 16 by music impresario Rick Rubin.
  3. In an interview, he has stated that because he was so young at the time, Rick did a lot for him, for instance, Rick used to get him fake ID’s so he could rent cars and many other similar things to make him look older than what he actually was.
  4. After the release of his first album, he was released from his contract with Rubin’s  American Recordings label and he signed with Warner Bros. Records in the fall of 1997.
  5. He is one of the members of MENSA among the likes of James Woods, Ben Rollins, Alan Rachins, and Geena Davis.
  6. He has confessed that he likes to sleep in character printed pajamas such as the Sponge Bob Square Pants pajamas.
  7. In 2015, he was featured in RKZ’s new single titled They Don’t Know Nothing.
  8. In December 2020, Chino released a new EP titled Chino VS Balt.
  9. In 2023, he teamed up with Stu Bangaz for a new album titled God’s Carpenter.

Featured Image by Jimdabomb / Facebook / CC BY-SA 3.0

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