Chino XL To Release "RICANstruction: The Black Rosary" Double Album Through Immortal Technique's Viper Records
Exclusive: Now signed to Immortal Technique's Viper Records, Chino XL announces his first album in over six years.
Veteran New Jersey lyricist Chino XL has announced his first album in nearly seven years. RICANstruction: The Black Rosary is a double-album planned for September 25 via Immortal Technique's Viper Records imprint. The album will feature Bun B, Travis Barker, Tech N9ne, B Real and also Immortal Tech.
The album is said to touch on issues including Chino's daughter's battle with cancer.
Chino, a former Rick Rubin protege, said of RICANstruction in a statement, "It’s a complete unbottling of a lot of stuff, things that I probably had suppressed. The human psyche has the ability and the power to do that in order to keep it functioning. I felt that it was time to let most of it out so I could move on and get past some of those issues. Whilst on tour last year, I realized how many people I connected to when I expressed a lot of those more painful, emotional songs. It seemed like a lot of folks really needed to hear them. I can learn from that to help them relate so they can also get past what they had going on. I realized that’s part of my journey.”
In 2006, Chino released Poison Pen.