News: Cuban Link Takes On Fat Joe, "He Uses People & Throws 'Em Away" [Video]
Monday, Jun 29, 2009 3:15PM
Former Terror Squad associate Cuban Link recently discussed his current relationship with Fat Joe and revealed the rapper's shady business practices.
In addition to speaking on his issues with Joey Crack, Link also pointed out artists the rapper has allegedly blacklisted.
"It's gon be some sh*t man [if I see him in the street]," Link promised in an interview. "Yeah, not that I want to put it out there like that, 'cause you know. It's still serious enough that I don't get along with him like that. His talent definitely was business. He's a business man to the point that he know what he wanted and he'll get it, whatever. He'll use his gift of gab to get it and once he gets it, he uses people and throws 'em away. That's what he does. He always rides with what's hot right now. You always see the hottest n*ggas that are out, he always knows hot to suck up to them so he gets that record from 'em so he stays in the loop...[Big] Pun gave him the strength, sold a million records and gave him business power...Talking about blacklisted, he blacklisted Franky Cutlass, that's back in the day sh*t right there...King Sun, those are the people that wrote his first album." (Forbez DVD)
Link was initially a member of the early Terror Squad which included Pun.
Big Pun and Fat Joe were the name-brand attraction to Terror Squad, which also included fellow Bronx rappers Cuban Link, Armageddon, Prospect and Triple Seis, along with singer Tony Sunshine. Fat Joe debuted the group on his Don Cartagena album (1998), featuring certain members separately and bringing together everyone for "The Hidden Hand." A year later came the debut, self-titled Terror Squad album. Atlantic released it in September, but it didn't spawn any substantial hits. (All Music Guide)
The rapper later went on to release his own solo debut.
Cuban Link first garnered national attention with his appearance on the Beatnuts' classic, "Off the Books," along with fellow Latino rapper Big Pun. Cuban Link got even more acclaim as a member of the Terror Squad, where the young rapper was mentored by Fat Joe and Big Punisher. While often overshadowed by the large presence of Joe and Pun, Cuban Link more than held his own with his charisma and stage presence. In 2000, Cuban Link released 24-K, his first solo album. (MP3 Artist Biography)
Terror Squad has been known to have internal conflicts including the departure of Remy Ma and associate Pistol Pete calling out DJ Khaled earlier this year.
"Khaled was a regular deejay at Power 99," Pete said in an interview last month. "And what happened? Joe came and Khaled was sweating Joe like 'Please get me on, get me a deal, get me a record deal.' He took him to Koch and got him a record deal and look where he's at now. He's the president of Def Jam. He's another one I don't do sh*t for. Khaled's another one we supposed to put on blast. Khaled is another one, he don't do sh*t for us. He gotta give up that Terror Squad chain when I see him because he don't do a motherf*cking thing for the squad. He don't do nothin' for nobody, he's about himself. 'He's The Best.' He moved on, he don't even wear the TS chain no more. So he need to give that up, real talk. He don't represent the Terror Squad like I do. I don't give a f*ck where Joe got beef at, I'll go to the heart of the Bronx for my TS chain." (PSM Radio/AriZZmARadio)
Check out Cuban Link's interview below: