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Sunday, July 05, 2009

Loon talks about Islam on AlJazeera English

Remember Loon? Loon from Bad Boy? Yeah, that's him up there! The last thing I heard about him, a long time ago, was that he was beefin' with Mase and Dipset. Now flash-forward to the present, Loon is now a devout Muslim and has a totally different outlook on life. Born as Chauncey Lamont Hawkins, he has changed his name to Amir Junaid Muhadith after embracing Islam. In the interview with AlJazeera, Loon talked about his experiences in rap game, why he left and how he came to Islam. The news anchor tried to get Loon to spit 16 bars, but Loon wasn't prepared for it.

Loon has also done a more in-depth interview with In the interview (approx. 1 hr 30 mins), Loon tells his story about coming up in the rap game, about his dealings Mase, P. Diddy and the music industry. One of the things Loon said in the interview was that the "Harlem World" concept was originally his and it was Mase that stole it from him. Among other things, Loon says he co-wrote 52 published songs. Many of these songs were written for P. Diddy. And then finally in the interview, Loon tells how he was lead to embrace Islam during his tour in Dubai in December 2008. The Loon in this interview sounds very different from the old Loon. Check out the interview:

DOWNLOAD/LISTEN: Loon's interview with