Wordsmith

Wordsmith

Chino XL

Track #6 off of Chino XL’s album Poison Pen.

The song progresses through Chino’s life from “a sonogram” to a college aged student making life choices and how the odds have always been against him since birth.

The lyrical content of this track would be indicated by the title. Chino XL demonstrates his vast passion and knowledge in literal entities with clever wordplay, alliterations, “big words” and instances of historical and literal education.

Chino XL displays extensive use of antanaclasis throughout this song. Antanaclasis is the stylistic scheme of repeating a single word or phrase, but with a different meaning.