Loon (album)

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Loon
Loon album.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 21, 2003
Recorded2001–2003
GenreHip hop
Length60:11
Label
ProducerBink!, P. Diddy & Harve Pierre
Loon chronology
Loon
(2003)
No Friends
(2006)
Singles from Loon
  1. "Down for Me"
    Released: 2003
  2. "How You Want That"
    Released: 2003

Loon is the first album by American rapper Loon. It was released on October 21, 2003, through Bad Boy Records and was produced by Sean Combs, Roosevelt "Bink" Harrell, Scott Storch, Mario Winans and Loon. The album was a success, peaking at number 6 on the Billboard 200 and number 2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. "Down for Me", the single taken from the album, peaked at number 28 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks and number 19 on the Hot Rap Tracks.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars[2]

AllMusic's Jason Birchmeier found the album overlong with its romantic hip-hop tracklist but gave credit to the production for being "always fresh, lively, and above all, poppy" concluding that Loon's debut "overall should please long time Bad Boy fans and anyone who relishes the label's refined style of lovers rap."[1] Jon Caramanica from Rolling Stone criticized Loon's delivery for lacking variations in technique and lyrical content, and said that the deviation from R&B into "moral-laden narratives ("Story" and "Don't Wanna Die")" or "joke-poking ("This Ain't Funny")" is where his seduction works the most.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."P. Diddy Intro"Anthony "Scoe" Walker0:47
2."How You Want That" (Feat. Kelis)Yogi4:25
3."Do What You Like" (Feat. Trina)Yogi3:23
4."Relax Your Mind"Younglord & Ryan Leslie4:17
5."Down For Me" (Feat. Mario Winans)P. Diddy & Ryan Leslie4:19
6."Barbershop (Interlude)" 1:15
7."This Ain't Funny"Poke & Tone3:28
8."Story"The Natural aka D-Nat3:16
9."Between Us" (Feat. Tammy)Shaft4:47
10."Like a Movie" (Feat. Claudette Ortiz of City High)Akon4:14
11."Pimpin' Ken (Interlude)" 1:40
12."Hey Woo" (Feat. Missy Elliott)Bink!3:37
13."Can't Talk To Her" (Feat. P. Diddy & Joe Hooker)Fredwreck5:22
14."Things You Do" (Feat. Aaron Hall)Mario Winans4:06
15."Don't Wanna Die"Younglord4:28
16."Waiting" (Feat. The Letter M)7 Aurelius3:46
17."You Don't Know"Scott Storch4:19
18."Friday Night"Yogi4:00
19."I'll Be There" (Feat. Carl Thomas)Buckwild5:21

Personnel[edit]

Adapted credits from the album's booklet.[3]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
Billboard 200 6
Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Birchmeier, Jason. "Loon - Loon". AllMusic. Retrieved July 10, 2012.
  2. ^ a b Caramanica, Jon (November 27, 2003). "Loon: Loon". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Archived from the original on May 18, 2007. Retrieved July 10, 2012.
  3. ^ Loon (booklet). Loon. Bad Boy. 2003. B000089202.CS1 maint: others (link)