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Terror Squad (group)

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Terror Squad
OriginThe Bronx, New York City, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Years active1992–2006
Past members

Terror Squad was an American hip hop collective that was first established in 1998. Based in the Bronx in New York City, the members of Terror Squad collectively debuted on a song in member Fat Joe's albums Jealous One's Envy and Don Cartagena.[1] Terror Squad released its debut album, Terror Squad: The Album, in 1999, with its first major hit "Whatcha Gon' Do", credited mostly to Big Pun, who died of a heart attack in 2000. After Big Pun's death, his longtime partners Cuban Link and Triple Seis left the group and were subsequently replaced by Remy Martin (later known as Remy Ma) and Tony Sunshine. In 2004, their song "Lean Back" peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.


In 1995, the members of Terror Squad debuted as a group on Fat Joe's album Jealous One's Envy . Terror Squad, in its debut album Terror Squad: The Album, consisted of rappers Fat Joe, Big Pun, Cuban Link, Prospect, Armageddon, and Triple Seis.[2]

As the group was on hiatus following Pun's death, most of its former members fell into obscurity, with Fat Joe having the most successful solo career among all the former members.[1] The group reunited and released their second album, True Story, in 2004. It included the summer club hit "Lean Back", produced by Scott Storch, which peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and 24 in the UK. A remix to "Lean Back" featured Lil Jon, Mase and Eminem was released on Fat Joe's 2005 album All or Nothing. Although the album failed to spawn other hit singles, Fat Joe and Remy, who contributed the vocals to "Lean Back", went on to release high-selling solo albums in 2006.[1] Fat Joe commented in a 2006 interview that Armageddon and Prospect had become lazy.

Terror Squad signed to Koch Records that next year.[3] Apart from the three new members, DJ Khaled and Cool & Dre are retained as regular crew along with Tony Sunshine.[4][5]


  • Fat Joe (Joseph Cartagena)
  • Big Pun (Christopher Rios) (deceased)
  • Tony Sunshine (Antonio Cruz)
  • Cuban Link (Felix Delgado)
  • Armageddon (John Eaddy)
  • Prospect (Richard Perez)
  • Triple Seis (Sammy Garcia)
  • Remy Ma (Reminisce Mackie)
  • DJ Khaled (Khaled Mohamed Khaled)
  • Cool & Dre (Marcello "Cool" Valenzano and Andre "Dre" Lyon)
  • 5ive Mics " D.R.O.P. Records "



List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US[6] US R&B[6]
Terror Squad: The Album
  • Released: September 21, 1999
  • Label: Atlantic (83232)
  • Format: CD, LP, digital download
22 4
True Story
  • Released: July 27, 2004
  • Label: Universal (000280602)
  • Format: CD, LP, digital download
7 1


List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US Rap
"Whatcha Gon' Do?"
(performed by Big Pun)
1999 Terror Squad: The Album
"Tell Me What U Want"
(performed by Fat Joe, Armageddon, Cuban Link, and Tony Sunshine)
"Yeah, Yeah, Yeah"
(performed by Remy Ma and Fat Joe)
2004 75 True Story
"Lean Back"
(performed by Fat Joe and Remy Ma)
2004 1 1 1 44
"Take Me Home"
(performed by Fat Joe, Dre, Remy Ma, and Armageddon)
2004 62 22 19
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


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  2. ^ Gill, John (September 21, 1999). "Big Pun Sounds Off On The Terror Squad". MTV News. Retrieved June 23, 2010.
  3. ^ Richburg, Chris (October 23, 2007). "Fat Joe To Introduce New Terror Squad Members Via Koch". AllHipHop.com. Archived from the original on 2008-01-07. Retrieved June 10, 2010.
  4. ^ Kayser, Brian (November 15, 2006). "Fat Joe". HipHopGame. Archived from the original on 2011-07-13. Retrieved June 23, 2010.
  5. ^ Reid, Shaheem (November 26, 2007). "50 Cent Helps LL Cool J Recover From 'Weak' Album; Busta Rhymes' Hypeman Is Staying Put". Mixtape Monday. MTV News. Archived from the original on 2007-12-05. Retrieved June 10, 2010.
  6. ^ a b "Terror Squad > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". AllMusic. Retrieved June 10, 2010.
  7. ^ a b c "Terror Squad > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". AllMusic. Retrieved June 10, 2010.
  8. ^ "Discography Terror Squad". australian-charts.com. Retrieved October 21, 2022.
  9. ^ "American certifications – TERROR SQUAD". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved May 9, 2017.