Known for his gritty and sexual flow, spewing phrases from the streets to the soul, while not losing his street credentials, Bronx raised Felix Delgado, known to the rap world as Cuban Link, has journeyed through the inferno of personal and professional adversity. And is now ready to unleash his creative justice in the form of his debut album, Chain Reaction, dropping on August 16th. In this must read Ballerstatus.net interview, Cuban Link airs out Fat Joe by talking about the financial situation of Big Pun’s family and further accuses Joe of not writing his own rhymes. Cuban is finally here, and he’s wants to make sure everyone knows he is doing his own thing and not fucking with the Terror Squad whatsoever. BallerStatus.net: There was some rumor that you recently got locked up, is their any truth to that? Cuban Link: Nah, there was some mix up. I did a show in Rikers Island (prison), and they must have got the story confused and said I got locked up. BallerStatus.net: In XXL magazine, they gave you an L rating, what did you think about that? Cuban Link: It's cool; the L (Large), but I was expecting an XL. L is cool; it's pretty decent, but I know I got more fire than a lot of people, you know? So, I don't know what they were looking forl they judging on they own, so I'll take it, I'll take it. BallerStatus.net: When I read the review, I got the feeling that it would be worth buying, but it could have been better. I know when it's XL or XXL its closer to guaranteed heat. Cuban Link: That's what I was looking for, I was aiming for that, ya know. Opinions are like assholes, everybody got their own opinion. BallerStatus.net: So what's up with your singles, I remember reading on Ballerstatus.net that you shot the video for "Sugar Daddy" featuring Maya, and "Scandalous" featuring Don Omar. But I haven't seen it on television, where can I see it? Cuban Link: They playing it on local shows like "Ralph McDaniel's," mix shows, "The Roof"; things like that. BET and MTV didn't really pick up on it. There's a lot of politics behind that. All I know is that the local stations definitely all got it, and they been playing it. BallerStatus.net: Why just the local stations? Cuban Link: The promotion for that in New York has been real local, but as far as the BET's and MTV's, there's been a little problems with all that. It's politics, and there's a lot of motherf--kers hating in there. It has to be! Everything was set up just for that -- the "Sugar Daddy" video was made for the MTV format, and there's been some hating and some politics definitely involved. BallerStatus.net: Anything you want to touch on or do you just want to leave it at politics? Cuban Link: I don't understand really how the video world works. I know a little bit as far as how many radio spins you got to get to get your video played on BET and MTV -- there's a certain number of spins you got to get on the radio, and we went over those spins. We got premiered on BET on "106 and Park." After that premiere, I never seen it again. It's definitely more than just spins on the radio; it's been people talking to people. BallerStatus.net: You did two videos around the same time. What about the "Scandalous" video with Don Omar? Cuban Link: "Scandalous" is getting service now, so with positive thinking and some hope, people might see that. I hope they play that one on BET and MTV. BallerStatus.net: I know people that really like "Scandalous," the Reggaeton song. However, I was interviewing this Puerto Rican rapper in this Latin men's magazine recently, and he was talking about how people were jumping on the Reggaeton bandwagon. He mentioned you, N.O.R.E, and Fat Joe, who worked on the song "Reggaeton Latino." Cuban Link: I'm not going to lie about certain artists; it's definitely true. When I talk about Reggaeton, I talk about it from a fans point of view...from a Latino's point of view. When I did my hip-hop, I did my hip-hop straight up South Boogie Down Bronx style, New York. It was no Reggaeton; it was straight up hip-hop and that's where my roots come from as far as my hip-hop. And now my other roots, which are as a Latino, all day comes from the Spanish side -- I'm Cuban. Of course if the Latin movement is strong and Reggaeton is popping off and I could do Reggaeton and put my hip-hop side to what I think Reggaeton could be, as far as my flavor to it, because I do it in English to a reggaeton beat. So, if I can do it and advance it, and cross it over and make it hotter or put my own ³³³³e up on it, I'm gonna do it. I'm entitled to do it. BallerStatus.net: So you not riding the Reggaeton bandwagon? Cuban Link: Oh hell no! I never fake the funk, as far as never ever talking Spanish in my life. I'm that ni--a that made "Dame me beso, en el pecho"; I am that ni--a. Some of them Reggaeton ni--as out there in Puerto Rico, took that [chorus] and made a whole Reggaeton song on it. They never ever gave me props on it, so I could say the same thing backwards. But I'm definitely not on no bandwagon, I always enjoyed Reggaeton -- always did. I always said my Spanish words here and there, even on the English side, and this is not the first Reggaeton song I ever did. I did another joint before with Fulanito and a Spanish joint with another artist, so it's not the first one. It's just the first one I did for my album, I was featured on other Reggaeton songs. BallerStatus.net: People are saying that R .Kelly is on the Bandwagon. He recently did a track on his album called "Burn It Up" with Luney Tunes production. Cuban Link: I like that too. I like R. Kelly's sh-t. BallerStatus.net: It's just the question that all the new artists that are doing Reggaeton got to prepare for, are they on the bandwagon? Cuban Link: I could understand what you saying. Some people could be on bandwagons -- it looks like that because they haven't been doing that. But when you got a guy like R. Kelly touching a Reggaeton track with Luney Tunes, it's making reggaeton bigger. It's a good thing, but yet it's a catch 22, because when you got wack motherf--kers that touch it, the wack motherf--kers f--k it up for everybody. They making it seem like it's a cliché -- like it's a fad. But R. Kelly could make anything sound good, he's a singer anyway. As long as he does Reggaeton, and the real rappers step up to the plate and keep making it hotter, it should be alright.