imageLoon (born Chauncey Lamont Hawkins on June 20, 1975 in Harlem, New York) is a male rapper from the 2000s who was signed to P. Diddy’s Bad Boy Records.

He appeared on songs by various artists such as P. Diddy, Faith Evans, Toni Braxton, Dream, 3LW, LSG, Foxy Brown, Jagged Edge, Wyclef Jean, Jene and Brand Nubian.
imageOn October 21, 2003, Loon released his self-titled debut album which peaked at #6 on the Billboard 200 and #2 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
imageThe lead single “How Do You Want That” (featuring Kelis) peaked at #88 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #41 on Billboard’s Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart (staying on the chart for 20 weeks), making it Loon’s only solo appearance on the Hot 100.
imageThe follow-up single “Down For Me” (featuring Mario Winans) fared better on Billboard’s Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, peaking at #28 on the chart and staying on the chart for 20 weeks, but missed the Billboard Hot 100.

In 2004, Loon left Bad Boy Records and started his own record label called Boss Up Entertainment. He released two independent albums “No Friends” and “Wizard of Harlem” in 2006.

In 2009, Loon converted to Islam and changed his name to Amir Junaid Muhadith. In November of 2011, while visiting Brussels, Belgium, he was arrested & extradited to the United States due to long-standing drug offences.

Currently, he is serving a prison sentence of 14 years.

To see the music video for “How Do You Want That,” go to:

To see the music video for “Down For Me,” go to:

Advertisements