Barbosa was released from his contract with American when it switched distributors from Warner Bros. Records to Columbia in 1997. Warner Bros. then resigned Chino XL, but his 1999 sophomore album was delayed numerous times, and he eventually left the label. The album was later released as I Told You So on Metro Records in 2001. His third album, 2006's Poison Pen, was only ever released officially as a promotional version. In 2008, he released a collaborative album with rapper Playalitical titled Something Sacred. His fourth solo album, Ricanstruction: The Black Rosary, was released in 2012.
- 1996: Here to Save You All
- 2001: I Told You So
- 2006: Poison Pen
- 2012: Ricanstruction: The Black Rosary