Derek Keith Barbosa (born April 8, 1974), better known by his stage name Chino XL, is an American hip hop lyricist, battle rapper, and actor. The nephew of Bernie Worrell of Parliament/Funkadelic, Chino is known for his technically accomplished style, consisting of self-consciously over-the-top punchlines, exaggerated egotism, and use of multiple similes, puns, metaphors, and word play. He is a member of the intellectual collective MENSA and has collaborated on various projects with some of the most well known artists in Hip Hop. Chino is also an avid bodybuilder.
Aside from music, Chino, under the management of Hollywood talent manager Stacey Castro (who is also Executive Producer of his 2006 release "Poison Pen"), also forged a career in acting, appearing in several films and making guest appearances on the Comedy Central series Reno 911! and the CBS series CSI: Miami. He has starred in films alongside Kate Hudson, Luke Wilson, and Rob Reiner and had a solo project debut at Robert Redford's Sundance Film Festival.