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Felix Delgado (born December 18, 1974),[1] better known by his stage name Cuban Link, is a Cuban American rapper and original member of Terror Squad.

Cuban Link
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Background information
Birth nameFelix Delgado
Also known as
  • Cuban Link
  • Link
  • Lyrical Assassin
Born (1974-12-18) December 18, 1974 (age 44)
Havana, Cuba
OriginMorrisania, The South Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
GenresHip hop, mafioso rap, latin rap, reggaeton
Years active1995–present
LabelsTerror Squad, Atlantic, M.O.B., CLK, Charlie Boy Media, Fontana, Warner
Associated actsJadakiss, Fat Joe, Big Pun, Mya

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BiographyEdit

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 Morrisania, The South Bronx, 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 group under the name 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 Big Pun's Capital Punishment and Fat Joe's Don Cartagena. Cuban Link was signed to Atlantic and began recording his debut LP 24K. Big Pun died on February 7, 2000, so Cuban Link wrote "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 Chain Reaction. It included singles "Sugar Daddy" (featuring Mýa) and "Scandalous" (featuring Don Omar) and combined some reggaeton sound as well.[5]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albums
Collaboration albums

ReferencesEdit

  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.

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