|Chino XL Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 2 in|
|Date of Birth||April 8, 1974|
|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.
Derek Keith Barbosa
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.
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.
- Buzzcut hairdo
- Muscular physique
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
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.
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.
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 Facts
- Chino was a young kid when he first started rapping.
- Chino XL was spotted and signed at the age of 16 by music impresario Rick Rubin.
- 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.
- 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.
- He is one of the members of MENSA among the likes of James Woods, Ben Rollins, Alan Rachins, and Geena Davis.
- He has confessed that he likes to sleep in character printed pajamas such as the Sponge Bob Square Pants pajamas.
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