Cuban Link

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Cuban Link
Birth name Felix Delgado
Also known as Cuban Links, Cuban Linx, Link
Born (1974-12-18) December 18, 1974 (age 39)
Havana, Cuba
Origin The Bronx, New York, United States
Genres Hip hop, mafioso rap, latin rap, reggaeton
Years active 1997–present
Labels Terror Squad, Atlantic Records, M.O.B. Records, CLK Entertainment
Associated acts Bang Bang Boogie, Big Pun, Triple Seis, Remy Ma

Felix Delgado (born December 18, 1974),[1] better known by his stage name Cuban Link, is a Cuban rapper.

Biography[edit]

Delgado was born in Havana, Cuba in 1974. He and his family emigrated to the United States in 1980 during the Mariel boatlift. They settled in the Morrisania section of the South Bronx neighborhood of New York City.[2] When Delgado was growing up, hip hop music was rising in popularity in his neighborhood. Delgado took on stage name Cuban Link and associated with fellow rappers Big Pun and Triple Seis in a trio under names Caribbean Connection and Full-A-Clips.[3]

Cuban Link and Big Pun both made guest performances on The Beatnuts' single "Off the Books" in 1997. They joined the local rap group Terror Squad, and Link performed on the track "Tell Me What You Want" from the group's self-titled debut album. Link previously did guest appearances on Squad members' solo albums: Big Pun's Capital Punishment and Fat Joe's Don Cartagena. Cuban Link was signed to Atlantic Records and began recording his debut album 24K. Big Pun died on February 7, 2000, so Link wrote single "Flowers for the Dead" in Pun's honor.[3] However, without Pun's mediation, contract disputes between Fat Joe and Cuban Link and leaks prevented the release of 24K.[4]

In April 2001, during an album release party for Angie Martinez at Jimmy's Bronx Cafe, Cuban Link got in an altercation and had his face slashed when he was trying to break up a fight between Fat Joe and rapper Sunkiss. By that time, Cuban Link left Terror Squad. He released a mixtape, Broken Chains, in 2003 put together by DrenStarr & Roy P. Perez© .[4] He joined independent label Men of Business in 2005 and released album Chain Reaction. It included singles "Sugar Daddy" (featuring Mýa) and "Scandalous" (featuring Don Omar) and combined some reggaeton sound as well.[5]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions[6]
U.S. U.S. R&B U.S. Rap
1999 Terror Squad: The Album - - -
2000 24K - - -
2005 Chain Reaction
  • Released: August 16, 2005
  • Label: MOB Records
188 44 22
2012 Chain of Command EP
  • Released: TBA 2012
  • Label: CLK Ent
- - -
2012 The Missing Link
  • Released: TBA 2012
  • Label: CLK Ent
- - -
2012 Hijo De La Calle (Son of the Street)
  • Released: TBA 2012
  • Label: CLK Ent
- - -

Mixtapes[edit]

Year Title
2002 Broken Chains
2004 Broken Chains 2: Chainsaw Massacre
2005 Man On Fire
2007 Bang Bang Boogie: The Machine Vol. 1
2008 Bang Bang Boogie: X Files "No Mercy For The Weak"
2009 CLK ENT. Presents: BX We Go Hard Mixtape

Album/Mixtape Track Listing[edit]

Terror Squad: The Album (1999)

  1. In for Life" ft. Big Pun, Triple Seis, Prospect, Cuban Link & Fat Joe
  2. Pass the Glock ft. Big Pun, Fat Joe, Prospect, Triple Seis, Cuban Link & Armageddon
  3. '99 Live ft. Prospect
  4. What'cha Gon' Do? ft. Big Pun
  5. Triple Threat ft. Big Pun, Armageddon & Cuban Link
  6. War ft. Triple Seis
  7. Bring It On ft. Fat Joe
  8. As the World Turns ft. Cuban Link, Tony Sunshine, Triple Seis & Prospect
  9. Gimme Dat ft. Armageddon
  10. Feelin' This ft. Armageddon, Prospect & Big Pun
  11. All Around the World ft. Cuban Link
  12. Tell Me What U Want ft. Fat Joe, Armageddon, Cuban Link & Tony Sunshine
  13. Rudeboy Salute ft. Fat Joe, Big Pun & Buju Banton
  14. My Kinda Girls ft. Tony Sunshine & Cuban Link
  15. Payin' Dues ft. Armageddon & Keith Nut
  16. www.thatsmyshit.com ft. Fat Joe, Triple Seis & The Bleach Brothers

24K (2000)

  1. The Arrival
  2. 90 Miles and Swimming
  3. GQ's Skit
  4. For My Real Ni**az
  5. Project Party ft. Sunkiss
  6. Freak Out ft. Angie Martinez
  7. Still Tellin Lies ft. Tony Sunshine
  8. Spik-N-Spanish Skit
  9. Play How You Want ft. P!nk
  10. 24 Karat
  11. Sing-Sing Skit
  12. Toe To Toe ft. Big Pun
  13. Men Of Business ft. Noreaga, Kool G. Rap, M.O.P. & Lord Tariq
  14. Murda Murda ft. Ja Rule
  15. Cuban Sandwich ft. Remy Ma & Lo-Key
  16. Cheat On Her ft. Big Pun & Carl Thomas
  17. Lil Link Skit
  18. Hey Mama ft. Tony Sunshine
  19. Dirty Old Men Skit
  20. Taste Of Pastry ft. Prospect, Triple Seis, & Tony Sunshine
  21. Cartel ft. Billy Klubs, Raze Korleone, Buck 50, Reif Hustle & Don Dinero
  22. Why Me ft. Fat Joe
  23. Dedication
  24. Flowers for the Dead ft. D'Mingo

(Bonus Track)

  1. Skit
  2. It's Ok ft. Figgarraw (Fat Joe & DJ Kay Slay Diss)

Cuban Link: Broken Chains (2002)

  1. Intro
  2. Scarface II
  3. Toe 2 Toe
  4. Welcome to CLK
  5. Cuban Skit
  6. Real Ni**az
  7. Men of Buziness
  8. Murda Murda
  9. Glamour Life
  10. Cuban Skit
  11. Built Like That
  12. Cuban Skit
  13. 90 Miles
  14. Cuban Skit
  15. Why Me
  16. As Tha World Turns
  17. Cuban Skit
  18. Hidden Hand
  19. Slam Pit
  20. Triple Threat
  21. Cuban Skit
  22. All Around Tha World
  23. Cuban Skit
  24. Pimpen
  25. Exclusive Interview
  26. Triz
  27. Tell Me Whut U Want
  28. Tellin Lies
  29. Sugar Daddy
  30. Dirty Old Man Skit
  31. Whut It Is
  32. Someone To Hold
  33. Hey Momma
  34. Player (R.I.P.)
  35. Its So hard (R.I.P. Pun)
  36. 100 (R.I.P. Pun)
  37. How We Roll (R.I.P. Pun)
  38. Flowers For the Dead

Broken Chains 2: Chainsaw Massacre (2004)

  1. Bronx Tale Intro
  2. Guess Who's Back
  3. Cuban's Coming For You Skit
  4. Hit 'Em Up
  5. When The Shit Goes Down ft. Herinbone & Figgaraw
  6. Sangre ft Don Chezina & TNT
  7. Murderers ft L.G.
  8. L.G. Freestyle
  9. Toe To Toe Skit
  10. Hotel
  11. New York To California ft. Lucky
  12. Save Me Some Skit
  13. Nasty Girl
  14. Holla Skit
  15. Teach You How To Hump ft Figgaraw
  16. I Wanna Know ft Figgaraw & Marvin
  17. Chi Chi Skit
  18. Monkey Dance ft. Monkey
  19. Lock Down Skit
  20. Run This City ft. Figgaraw
  21. Destiny Skit
  22. See What I See ft 2Pac
  23. Don't Move Skit
  24. Y'all Don't Want It ft Figgaraw
  25. Shakedown ft. Swizz Beats
  26. Phat Note Freestyle
  27. Hold That ft G.S.
  28. Freestyle - Verse
  29. Outro/Letter To Pun

Chain Reaction (2005)

  1. My Story (Intro)
  2. Chain Reaction
  3. No Mercy
  4. Comin Home With Me ft. Avant
  5. Riderz ft. Cap-1
  6. Scandalous ft. Don Omar
  7. Sugar Daddy ft. Mya
  8. Tonight's The Night
  9. Private Party ft. Big Humma
  10. Dirty Karaoke Skit
  11. I Need To Know
  12. No Falla ft. Zion
  13. Shakedown ft. Swizz Beatz
  14. Talk About It ft. Jadakiss
  15. Life Goes On ft. Syleena Johnson
  16. Prison Wisdom (Interlude)
  17. Letter To Pun

Man On Fire Mixtape (2005)

  1. Intro
  2. Album Sampler
  3. Clickity Clack
  4. Everyone Knows What's Coming Skit
  5. Man On Fire ft J. Benjamin
  6. Bleed
  7. Confessions Skit
  8. Time
  9. Chips Are Down
  10. Informer Skit
  11. Smell A Rat
  12. Hot Wings Skit
  13. Hoe Town ft Monkey & Casual
  14. Whatta We Have Here ft Peedi Crack
  15. Keep It In The Family ft Baby Pun
  16. Living In The City ft Figgaraw & Triple Seis
  17. Apple Is Rotten ft. Fed Note
  18. Heaven Or Hell Skit
  19. The World (Scarface)
  20. From MIA To NY ft D-Cell
  21. Where's My Money Skit
  22. Go Hoin' For Me
  23. New York
  24. Swimmin' With Sharks ft Rell
  25. Let Me Love You Remix ft Mario
  26. Final Words Outro

Bang Bang Boogie: The Machine Vol. 1 (2007)

  1. Intro
  2. Bang Bang Boogie Anthem
  3. Rollin, Rydin
  4. Murdergram
  5. Drop Skit1
  6. Ghost Town
  7. Drop Skit2
  8. Your Not Hood - Suicide
  9. 50 Cent Co-Sign
  10. Ya Over
  11. Dick Rydas
  12. Death Poetry
  13. Limelight
  14. Makin Moves
  15. Reservoir Dogs
  16. On The Block
  17. Money Music
  18. Nuthin On Me
  19. Keep It On The Low
  20. Attempt Murder
  21. Bang Out
  22. Bronx Quran
  23. Outro

Bang Bang Boogie: The X-Files "No Mercy For The Weak" (2008)

  1. Scarface Intro
  2. Money
  3. Philly 2 Ny
  4. Base's Loaded
  5. Got Ya Back
  6. X-Files
  7. Skit
  8. Are You My Lady
  9. All Mighty Dollar
  10. Exclusive Freestyle
  11. We Got The Brown
  12. Want My Spot Back
  13. Poppin In The Hood
  14. Where U At?
  15. My Lil Nigga
  16. Cubans money
  17. Ride That 5
  18. We Some Riders
  19. Outro

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions[7] Album
U.S. R&B U.S. Rap U.S. Latin
2000 "Flowers for the Dead" (featuring D'mingo) 50 2 24K
"Still Telling Lies" (featuring Tony Sunshine) 92
2005 "Sugar Daddy" (featuring Mýa) Chain Reaction
"Scandalous" (featuring Don Omar) 45

Guest appearances[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
U.S. U.S. R&B U.S. Rap
1997 "Off the Books" (The Beatnuts ft. Big Pun) 86 52 12 Stone Crazy
1997 "Must Be The Music" (DJ Sribble ft. Big Pun) - - - Up Close and Personal
1998 "Glamour Life" (Big Pun ft. Fat Joe, Triple Seis, & Armageddon) - - - Capital Punishment
1998 "Someone to Hold" (Veronica ft. Big Pun) - 101 - Rise
1998 "On the Mic" (DJ Honda ft. Ju Ju, A. L., & Missin Linx) - 89 - HII
1998 "Bet Ya Man Can't (Triz)" (Fat Joe ft. Big Pun) - 54 37 Don Cartagena
1998 "The Hidden Hand"(Fat Joe ft. Triple Seis, Big Pun, & Prospect) - - - Don Cartagena
1998 "Terror Squadians"(Fat Joe ft. Big Pun, Triple Seis, Prospect, & Armageddon) - - - Don Cartagena
1999 "When I Die" (Krayzie Bone ft. Fat Joe & Big Pun) - - - Thug Mentality 1999
2000 "We Don't Care"(Big Pun) - - - Yeeeah Baby
2000 "Hey Luv" (D.I.T.C. ft. Milano) - - - Worldwide (D.I.T.C. album)
2000 "All I Want Is You" (Jon B) - - - Pleasures U Like
2000 "Slippery When Wet" (Luther Campbell ft. Big Pun & Armageddon) - - - Luke's Freak Fest 2000
2001 "Dyin 4 Rap (Remix)" (Fredro Starr ft. C-N-N & Young Noble) - - - Firestarr
2001 "Live at Jimmy's" (Angie Martinez ft. Big Pun, Sunkiss & Domingo) - - - Up Close and Personal
2001 "Quiet On The Set" (Various Artists ft. Big Pun & Fat Joe) - - - Straight Outta Compton: N.W.A. 10th Anniversary Tribute
2001 "Straight Blazin" (Various Artists) - - - Blazin Soundtrack
2002 "Don't Fight No More" (Luc Duc ft. One Solo) - - - In My Own World
2004 "Drinks Up"(Triple Seis) - - - Only Time'll Tell
2004 "Be About It"(Triple Seis) - - - Only Time'll Tell
2006 "Rock Solid" (Wade Waters) - - - Dark Water

Unreleased Tracks (Alphabetical Order)[edit]

  • Ain't No Sunshine ft. Tony Sunshine
  • All I Need ft. Rican
  • Asi Yo Soy ft. Zaturnom.,
  • Big Shots ft. One Solo & Figgaraw
  • Block Start ft. Delio & Misterio
  • BMF Remix ft. Pablo Escobar & Armaredda
  • Brothers ft. Nino Bless, Krutch, & Big Lou
  • BX (Remix) ft. Darq
  • Chips Are Down
  • Cock Back & Let Em Spray ft. Rob Lebron
  • Dance
  • Dancin & Groovin
  • DJ Camilo freestyle ft. Triple Seis
  • Down With You
  • Excuse Me Father ft. One Solo
  • Flashlight (Look Around) ft. Illfamed
  • Freestyle Over Snoop Beat
  • Freestyle Over Xzibit's "Speed Of Light" ft. Big Pun & Armageddon
  • Go On ft. Squabble
  • Hijo De La Calle ft. Chikitin
  • Heavy Chains ft. Zay & Nat Turner
  • Hennessey ft. Jammer & Monkey
  • He's Snitchin ft. Jay Benjamins
  • Hit Em Up II
  • I Miss You
  • Im Still Here ft. Zay
  • Im That Gangsta ft. One Solo
  • Ima Start A Riot ft. Hard Hitta
  • In Thugs We Trust ft. K-Rouger & Layzie Bone
  • It's Not A Game ft. Calico
  • Lace Up ft. Figgaraw
  • Let It Go ft. Jay Benjamins & Gennessee
  • Let The Dollars Circulate ft. Poe Rilla
  • Lets Make Love ft. Deep Side
  • Libertad ft. Mely Mel & Poe Rilla
  • Long Way To Go ft. Mass Hurrikanes
  • Moment Of Truth ft. Remy Ma & Triple Seis
  • My Lady ft. James Ramsey
  • Nadie Como Yo ft. Arianna Puello
  • No Hay ft. Algenis & Nengo Flow
  • No Mercy ft. Game
  • No Respect ft. MC Ceja
  • No Te Culpare ft. Richie Rivera
  • Nos Tienen Miedo ft. Kastro, Temperamento, Noztra, Reychesta Secret Weapon, Aro Sanchez, Eddy Ness, Luciano, Poe Rilla, & Nox
  • Nos Tienen Miedo II ft. Por Rilla, Mely Mel, El Pope, Zaturno, Reychesta, Pato Pooh, K. Sikario, & Temperamento
  • Orgullo Latino ft. Hustla
  • Quiet Storm [produced by Acestar]
  • Pimpen Ain't Easy ft. Willie Stubz
  • Scarface II
  • Shawty What Your Name Is ft. Trey Songz
  • Somos Calle ft. Leroy
  • Somos Latinos ft. Nubia
  • Ready To roll ft. Phame aka Latin Stax
  • Real Recognize Real
  • Shake Dat Thang ft. D.C.
  • Take A Look At Me Now
  • Take It In Blood ft. Zay
  • Thank You Mi Amor ft. Crystal Sierra
  • The Block Is Hot ft. Poe Rilla, S1, Zay, & Mysonne
  • The Bronx Is Back ft. Remy Ma, Mysonne, Lord Tariq, Superb, Craze-A 730, Night, MV, & Big Will
  • This Is How We Roll ft. O-Mega
  • U Know Ima Ryda ft. D-Cell
  • Up In Smoke ft. Triple Seis
  • Up In The Club ft. Elan Luz Rivera
  • Walking In The Rain ft. J-Loc
  • We Out To Get Paid ft. Bimbo
  • Welcome To CLK
  • What You Gonna Do ft. Don Omar & Nengo Flow
  • Where You At ft. Don Dinero
  • Y'all Don't Want It ft. Figgaraw
  • You Ain't No Gangsta ft. Big Lou
  • You Know Whats Up (Remix) ft. Donnell Jones, Xzibit, Pharaoh Monch, 50 Cent, Fat Joe, & Treach
  • You're Not Hood (DJ Khalid & Rick Ross Diss) ft. Big Will
  • You've Been Robbed (Fat Joe Diss)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cuban Link's hi5 profile". Retrieved 2009-05-14. 
  2. ^ Azpiri, Jon. "Cuban Link > Biography". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  3. ^ a b "Cuban Link - Full Biography". MTV. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  4. ^ a b Reid, Shaheem (2003-02-03). "Cuban Link". Mixtape Mondays (MTV News). Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  5. ^ Gutierrez, Evan C. (2005-08-16). "Chain Reaction > Overview". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-06-24. 
  6. ^ "Artist Chart History - Cuban Link - Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  7. ^ "Artist Chart History - Cuban Link - Singles". Billboard. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 

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