from the desk of:
Shaun "Choco Bliss" Jones
"It ain't hard to tell, I excel, then prevail..."
"Don't get mad... I'm only being real"
>I saw the kid Chino on rap city a while back. I don't really get off on
>alternative rap but he had some crazy lyrics. his style is like Ras Kaas
>on speed. I saw him on VIBE too. I just wanted to know what the group
>thought of him. haven't heard much from peeps about him.
What are you talking about, "alternative rap"?!? In no way, shape or form
is Chino XL "alternative rap". His music is straight up, raw hip hop in
the purest form. What makes you think he is "alternative"? Because he
doesn't talk about bustin' caps, drinkin' 40's and shit like that?
Anyway, you want an opinion on him? I like Chino XL a lot. I've been a fan
of his ever since I heard him in the group, Art of Origin, not too long
ago when someone put me in tune to their joints. I was also able to peep
the LP before it was released. His lyrics are exceptionally tight and the
beats on the album are definitely nice. You won't find any recycled
samples or rhymes on that joint. As far as Chino being "the king of
metaphors", I would have to disagree somewhat. True, he's about the only
one out now that is almost completely on the simile/metaphor tip that
takes out the others (i.e. Mad Skillz, Lord Finesse, Big L, etc.), but he
pushes it too far. The use of the words "like", "as", "more", and "than"
in his rhymes are way over their quota. If you want to do METAPHORS and
not SIMILES and be on that tip, you can almost completely eliminate "like"
or "as" if you have the writing skill. I just get tired of hearing the
words, especially from a lot of mediocre MC's that are out there now who
think they're coming off clever - whatever.
So, if you're a fan of true hip hop, you shouldn't be disappointed with
Chino XL's "Here to Save You All" LP. But, please, don't throw Chino in
the "alternative rap" category.
El Papichulo Cubano
u suck for saying "true hip hop"
never post again
u suck for saying "alternative rap"..
never post again
What is so "alternative" about the "No Complex" video? I can't count all
the videos I've seen with the same theme. Chino plays the part of the
chump with 'a complex' getting played because he thinks he's the man. How
many videos have that plot? In the other scenes, it's dark and Chino is
just flippin' his hands and mean mugging while flowing. It's the same
thing D.O.C. did in his video for "Return of the Living Dead" with all the
darkness and motions, so are you going to call that "alternative"?
I don't know. I just don't see how you people can label hip hop music like
that. I can see where it may be labeled by a cut's topic (i.e. gangsta,
political, braggadocio), but will someone please explain to me what
alternative rap is. "The Shabba-Doo Conspiracy" - an alternative rap
straight up, that's how Chino came off at first to me. but if you read
my original post, i gave Chino his props. actually, I'm listening to him
now. did anyone see the interview on Rap City? he himself admitted not
that he creates "alternative rap" but his rock record label gives him that
Yo..I thought the shit was alright, I mean it kept me listenin' to catch all
the metaphors but I would just like to know one thing.....Why is he so
hostile?? I know he's upset about being half black half white and shit but
yo it seems like he hates everybody.....
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Peace, represent the real hip-hop
>He seems kind of weird though. Not, black, not
>spanish, not chinese? What the fuck is he with his long ass braids? His
>flow is tight however and this is all that really matters for all yall
>racial thinkers that want to target racism.
Chino is half Black, half Puerto Rican. Does it really matter what he
Actually it does to most kids...I myself sometimes catch myself calling kids goofy white kids, and then
realize that my moms is white and my dad is black...So when Chino did that song "Who am I" I was
touched for real. I could relate, to say the fucking least. I've heard all that shit...
But the real thing remains, we really need to be honest with ourselves. When we see a white kid trying
to get up and rip a mic, he has to be at least 10 times better than just a regular minority kid. But then
again...The world isn't perfect...Bring back the Crews, breaking, and the original b-bwoys!
>But the real thing remains, we really need to be honest with ourselves.
>When we see a white kid trying to get up and rip a mic, he has to be at
>10 times better than just a regular minority kid. But then again...The
>isn't perfect...Bring back the Crews, breaking, and the original b-bwoys!
Actually, I don't judge white kids like that. If a white kid starts
flowing, I'm going to close my eyes and hear what he has to say and judge
him strictly on skills. It's going to be the same way with any MC,
regardless of ethnicity. We've got to realize that we LISTEN to hip hop
music the majority of the time (the other half would be videos and shows).
Maybe it's true that a white kid should have to pay extra dues to enter
the game, but what about the other opressed minorities besides Blacks and
Latinos that didn't take part in the roots of hip hop, i.e. Asians and
Indians? I think that's something to think about if you want to get
Similar shit here, as far as environments, growing up and the type of shit you
wanna do now.
"It's all pink in the middle, and if it ain't don't touch it." -Ahmad Ford
Maybe when I get shit situated, we could hook up on some shit...