Former Terror Squad member Armageddon has shared his thoughts on Fat Joe’s current squad of rap artists and reflected on its legacy.
From his perspective, the original TS crew can never be reformed.
“The original Terror Squad is pretty much a wrap,” Geddy said in an interview. “Joe kept the brand going. You know, I don’t know if you can regroup and form a new Terror Squad. We’re not Menudo, you can’t switch artists like that. But it’s still a brand and he does what he does with it.” (XXL Mag)
Last December, he talked about not regretting his departure from TS.
“I’m over it so we’re good,” he explained about exiting TS. “We’re good money. I still talk to Joe here and there. I still talk to Prospect. I’m just doing my own thing. I wanna say no [reunion], there’s no chance, but you never f*cking know, B. You never know. But at this point, where I’m at right now and where everybody’s at right now, I don’t see that happening because some cats I just don’t rock with and some cats just don’t have the integrity that I would feel comfortable dealing with. They sh*t on you one day and then they got love for you the next day and then they sh*t on you again. I can’t play those games and I can’t see that happening. I got people telling me that such and such needs my help and I should do something but I’ve been there and done that. I don’t go backwards and I’m not joining the washed up rapper plan where everybody goes and gets together and goes after the big fish. I’m not with all that. I’m doing my own thing. As of now I don’t see that happening.” (Hip Hop Game)
Ex-Terror Squad member Cuban Link previously cited Fat Joe’s shady business practices.
“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)
Armageddon was initially a member of the early Terror Squad which included Big 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)
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