Loon (rapper)

BornChauncey Lamont Hawkins
(1975-06-20) June 20, 1975 (age 43)
Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
Other namesLoon (stage name)
Amir Junaid Hawkins (after conversion to Islam)
  • Rapper
  • religious activist
Years active1998—2009
Musical career
GenresHip hop
  • Bad Boy (2001–2004)
  • Boss Up (2004–2009)
Associated acts

Amir Junaid Muhadith (born Chauncey Lamont Hawkins , June 20, 1975 in Harlem, New York) best known by his stage name Loon, was an American rapper formerly signed to P. Diddy's Bad Boy Records. He is best known for his role in P. Diddy's 2002 hits "I Need a Girl (Part One)" & "I Need a Girl (Part Two)" .


Chauncey Hawkins born in Harlem, started his music career as a member of Mase's rap collective Harlem World and then became part of P. Diddy's Bad Boy Records under the name Loon. He released his self-titled debut album Loon and made many guest appearances on songs of the R&B and hip hop genres. In 2004, Loon left Bad Boy Records to start his own label, Boss Up Entertainment.

Loon converted to Islam in December 2008 after a trip to Abu Dhabi, UAE. Born Chauncey Lamont Hawkins, he changed his name to Amir Junaid Muhadith, travelling to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, the holiest site of Islam to perform Umrah. After having converted to Islam, he subsequently ended his music career. He moved to Egypt where he lived until 2011.

Other Languages
español: Loon
français: Loon (chanteur)
polski: Loon