After making a name for himself via lyricism and dissing your favorite celebrity, wordsmith Chino XL has inked a new deal with Machete Records/PAC.
Long time Chino fans will recall his debut album, 1996’s Here to Save You All, which showcased his lyrical ability and saw him in the cross hairs of deceased emcee, 2Pac after making a alleging that Pac was raped while in prison.
Unfortunately for die hard fans, Chino walked away from the game and transitioned to the large and small screen. He appeared on Reno 911, CSI: Miami, The Young and the Restless, and the big screen’s Alex and Emma (starring Kate Hudson and Luke Wilson).
Despite his success with acting, Chino wouldn’t stay away from the booth forever.
In 2005, he returned with I Told You So, which boasted collaborations with Hip Hop veterans Kool G. Rap and B. Real (of Cypress Hill fame).
No release date is available at press time, but MTV personality Sway, says Chino’s new material connected with him “in a major way.”
“The music is different, not all in one sound or genre, it’s just good music all around,” he adds.
“Having Chino XL join the Machete family is a great honor and we are excited about the project and the future,” Machete Records President Gustavo Lopez says of the partnership.