Chino XL Bio, Net Worth, Wife, Age, Songs, Lyrics, Daughter, Height

Chino XL Biography: Net Worth, Wife, Age, Songs, Lyrics, Daughter, Height

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Derek Emmanuel Barbosa (born April 8, 1974), better known by his stage name Chino XL, is a prominent American rapper and actor. He rose to prominence in the rap scene in the mid-1990s with his debut album, Here to Save You All, which was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Chino XL has released four studio albums and has appeared on numerous tracks by other artists. He is also an actor and has appeared in films such as Belly and Kiss of Death.

In recent years, Chino XL has become known for his outspoken views on race and politics. He has been critical of the treatment of minorities in the United States and has advocated for social justice. Chino XL is a controversial figure in the rap world, but there is no denying his talent and contributions to the genre.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Derek Emmanuel Barbosa
Stage Name: Chino XL
Born: 8 April 1974 (age 50 years old)
Place of Birth: New York, New York, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.88 m
Parents: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Wife • Spouse: Not Married
Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: 3
Occupation: Actor • Rapper
Net Worth: $10 million

Early Life & Education

Derek Emmanuel Barbosa, popularly known as Chino XL, was born in The Bronx, New York, but grew up in various parts of New Jersey. He was born on the 8th Of April in 1974. His father, who was of Puerto Rican descent, abandoned his African American mother before he was born. 

He was raised by his single mother and spent most of his childhood living with her and her two younger brothers in Paterson, NJ. 

In the 1980s, Chino XL moved with his family to Orangeburg, South Carolina, and later to Teaneck, New Jersey, where he attended Teaneck High School.

It’s not very often that you hear stories of hip-hop artists who grew up with single mothers and were raised in inner-city environments. Chino XL, however, has always followed the unconventional path, and his journey to the top of the rap game was no different. 

Personal Life

Chino XL is an American rapper and actor who has been in the music industry for over three decades. In that time, he has released four studio albums and numerous mixtapes and has collaborated with some of the biggest names in rap. He is also an actor, having appeared in several films and television shows.

Despite his success, Chino XL has always been something of a mystery, especially when it comes to his personal life. He has never been married and has no known girlfriends. 

However, he does have three daughters, his life’s loves. This article will examine Chino XL‘s personal life and relationships with his daughters.


Chino XL co-founded the duo Art of Origin with childhood friend and fellow rapper French Montana. The duo released their debut album, Here to Save You All, in 2006, which received critical reviews. The lead single, Kreep, which featured an interpolation of the Radiohead song Creep, experienced major airplay by radio and MTV. 

Kreep charted on the Billboard Bubbling Under R&B Chart for several months from July to January. The album also featured production from DJ Premier and Pete Rock. In 2007, Chino XL was signed to American Recordings when American Recordings switched distributors from Warner Bros. to Columbia. 

His sophomore album was due to be released in April 2008, but numerous delays prevented the album from being released. Although in early 2008, when the album was about to be released, and its lead single, Let ‘Em Live featuring Kool G Rap, was nearing early pressing stages Chino XL was dropped by Warner, as they folded their Black music department, supposedly due to the public legal battle with Prince

The album I Told You So was eventually released in 2009 under Metro Records. In 2010, Chino XL signed a contract with the Universal Latino label Machete Music. 

The song N.I.C.E. was produced by Nick Wiz and released on August 19. On September 25, 2012, Immortal Technique‘s Viper Records released the double-disc album Ricanstruction: The Black Rosary. It received the HHUG Album of the Year award in 2012.

On June 15, 2013, Shanghai:30 Entertainment arranged for Chino XL to perform alongside local hip-hop talents on the rise. In 2014, he co-founded the hip-hop band Verse 48 with Vakill, Copywrite, Tame One, and producer Stu Bangas. They began producing an EP.

In 2015, Chino XL was featured on the single “They Don’t Know Nothing” by British singer/rapper RKZ. The same year, he also began working on his new album, which will have a collaboration with R.A. the Rugged Man.

Net Worth

Chino XL is estimated to have a net worth of $10 million. He is an American rapper who succeeded with his debut album, I Told You So, in 2001. He has since released several more albums and collaborated with well-known artists, including KRS-One and Snoop Dogg

Chino XL is also an actor and has appeared in several films and television shows.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @Chinoxl
  • Twitter handle: @Chinoxl


  • No Slow Rollin
  • Un-Rational
  • Purple Hands in the Air 
  • Kreep
  • No Complex  
  • Thousands 
  • Deliver
  • Rise
  • Let ‘Em Live
  • Last Laugh
  • What You Got 
  • Don’t Run from Me 
  • Poison Pen
  • Messiah
  • Jump Back
  • Lick Shots
  • Chow Down
  • N.I.C.E.
  • Arm Yourself
  • Kings
  • They Don’t Know Nothing
  • March of the Imperial
  • Under the Bridge


  • El show
  • Death Pool 100
  • Gang Warz 
  • Reno 911!
  • The Young and the Restless 
  • Playas Ball
  • Alex & Emma
  • Crime Partners
  • The Beat
  • Vatos
  • Barrio Wars

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