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November 27, 2006

Chino XL and Tupac

chino xl's corner of my hip-hop sticker wall of fame

Our man Dan breaks down Tupac's history with his friend and mine, Chino XL (actually I have no idea whether Chino would remember me, but I was among the first supporting him on radio, dating back to the Art of Origin days. (we also shared a stage once, rhyming at a Bobbito-hosted open mic at the Village Gate.. a moment mercifully forgotten given the caliber of my contributions.))

A couple of supplements: Regarding Chino's rhyme on "Riiot," rumors of Pac being raped in jail were all over town at that time, thanks largely to the ever-helpful Wendy Williams.. so though I don't doubt Chino's explanation, no one should judge Pac as paranoid for taking it as he did.

Also, I swear I remember Chino going at Pac with a lengthy freestyle on 105.9 WNWK.. does anyone else remember this or possibly have the audio? DJ Mecca? Kevin Keith are you out there?

EDIT: Clearly the Gods have deemed this Chino XL day throughout the universe, since he just popped up on the "Reno 911" DVD I've got on right now.

Posted by jsmooth995 at November 27, 2006 1:34 PM

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