This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History

This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History

December 18th – Cuban Link was born Felix Delgado in Havana, Cuba on this day in 1974.

After relocating to The South Bronx, New York City, Link hooked up with Triple Seis and the late, great Big Pun and the three formed a trio known as Caribbean Connection and then later Full-A-Clips.

Link first appeared on wax along with Pun on The Beatnuts track “Off Da Books” in 1997.

Link would then appear on Fat Joe’s third album “Don Cartegena” and Big Pun’s chart-topping debut set “Capital Punishment”, both released in 1998.

Fat Joe had helped Big Pun achieve huge fame by signing him to his Terror Squad Records, which was distributed by Loud.

Fat Joe formed a musical crew called Terror Squad the same year which featured himself, Pun and Link as well as Prospect, Remy Ma, Tony Sunshine and Armageddon.

They released their debut set called “The Album” the following year.

When Big Pun died in 2000, Link released the one-off single “Flowers For The Dead” in honor of his late friend.

Link soon after left Terror Squad and released some mix-tapes.

After a deal with Atlantic Records fell through, he finally released his debut album “Chain Reaction” on M.O.B. Records in 2005.

“Chain Reaction” would feature production by Mr. Porter and Swizz Beatz.

Guests on “Chain Reaction” would include Don Omar, Avant, Zion, Jadakiss, Syleena Johnson, One Solo and Mya.