Chino XL Signs with
8/7/07 - LatinRapper.com news
Machete Music in a
collaboration with PAC Records, announced today that it has
signed hip-hop sensation Chino XL. Chino XL is a music
industry veteran; since he was a little boy he has been an
insider, traveling with acts like Africa Bambaata and Ice-T.
In school he always performed at all the talent shows and
quickly separated himself from the rest for the use of his
powerful lyrics and amazing metaphors (not surprisingly, he is
a member of the MENSA club!).
Soon enough, he caught the attention of Def Jam and was
quickly signed to Def American Records, releasing the highly
acclaimed "Here to Save you All".
The hits and albums kept coming, and during this time, Chino
XL collaborated with some of the best Hip Hop interpreters of
the time, basking in great success and recognition. But he
soon became un-enamored with the music business and retired
himself from the game.
He flawlessly made the transition into acting, appearing in
shows like Reno 911!, CSI: Miami, Young and the Restless, to
name a few. He also made the leap to the big screen with a
role in the movie "Alex & Emma" (alongside Kate Hudson and
Luke Wilson). Recently, he debuted his solo project at the
Sundance Film Festival.
Music was never far from his heart, though. He continued to
write until one day decided to jump back at the game; this
time under his own terms. He has enough material ready to
retake his position in the Hip Hop world. Sway, from MTV, has
heard some of the new material and has this to say: " It
immediately connected with me in a major way. The music is
different, not all in one style or genre, its just good music
"Having Chino XL join the Machete Music family is a great
honor and we are extremely excited about the project and the
future!" states Gustavo Lopez, president of Machete Music.
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