Here to Save You All

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Here to Save You All
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Studio album by Chino XL
Released April 9, 1996
Recorded 1995–January 1996
Genre Hip hop, trip hop
Length 74:29
Label American Recordings/Warner Bros. Records
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Producer KutMasta Kurt
DJ Homicide
Eric Romero
Bird
B Wiz
Dan Charnas
Chino XL chronology
Here to Save You All
(1996)
I Told You So
(2001)
Singles from Here to Save You All
  1. "No Complex / Waiting to Exhale"
    Released: March 23, 1996
  2. "Kreep"
    Released: July 22, 1996
  3. "Thousands / Freestyle Rhymes"
    Released: October 15, 1996
  4. "Deliver"
    Released: November 12, 1996
  5. "Rise / Jesus"
    Released: February 14, 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Rapreviews 9.5/10 stars link
RollingStone 3/5 stars link
StarPulse 4/5 stars link

Here to Save You All is the debut album by rapper Chino XL released on April 9, 1996. It is predominantly produced by B Wiz and only held two guest appearances from Ras Kass and Kool Keith. It was produced mostly by Chino's close associates, and the lyrical content revolved around dark, hardcore themes (mostly metaphorical braggadoccio), dismissing the commercialized hip hop that was starting to gain momentum at this time. It contains the infamous but well-known song "Riiiot!" which had a line that possibly alluded to the rumor of West Coast rapper 2Pac being raped in prison. 2Pac later called him out on "Hit Em Up," and Chino responded with a freestyle dis. Chino himself stated that the line was not meant as a dis, and he and 2Pac were on good terms at the time of his death.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Featured guest(s) Producer Length
1 Here To Save You All B Wiz 0:59
2 Deliver KutMasta Kurt 3:29
3 No Complex B Wiz 4:40
4 Partner To Swing B Wiz 4:15
5 It's All Bad B Wiz 5:00
6 Freestyle Rhymes Bird 4:13
7 Riiiot! Ras Kass Bird 4:43
8 Waiting To Exhale Gravitation B Wiz 3:26
9 What Am I? B Wiz 4:59
10 Feelin' Evil Again B Wiz 3:32
11 Thousands D.J. Homicide 4:11
12 Kreep Eric Romero 5:18
13 Many Different Ways B Wiz 5:07
14 The Shabba-Doo Conspiracy Kool Keith B Wiz 4:39
15 Ghetto Vampire B Wiz 4:47
16 Rise Dan Charnas 5:21
17 My Hero (Hidden Track) 1:33

Samples[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Kool Keith (Performer)
  • Gravitation (Performer)
  • Ras Kass (Performer)
  • Dan Charnas (Executive Producer)
  • Stephen Stickler (Photography)