Loon (rapper)

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Born Chauncey Lamont Hawkins
(1975-06-20) June 20, 1975 (age 41)
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States
Other names Loon (stage name)
Amir Junaid Hawkins (after conversion to Islam)
Occupation Rapper, religious activist
Years active 1998—2009
Musical career
Genres Hip hop
Labels Bad Boy Records (2001—2004)
Boss Up Entertainment (2004—2009)
Associated acts Diddy, Mase, Harlem World

Amir Junaid Hawkins (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. In 2004, he parted ways to start his own label, Boss Up Entertainment. After having converted to Islam in 2009, he subsequently ended his music career. While on a trip to Brussels, he was arrested on November 22, 2011, and extradited to the United States and sentenced to 14 years imprisonment for long-standing drug offences.[1]


Chauncey Hawkins born in Harlem 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. He is best known for his role in P. Diddy's 2001 hits "I Need A Girl Pt. 1".

In 2004, Loon left Bad Boy Records to start his own label, Boss Up Entertainment. Loon started his music career as a member of Mase's rap collective Harlem World.

Along with his music, Loon was featured in two movies directed by Damon Dash, State Property 2 and Death of a Dynasty.

Personal life[edit]

Loon converted to Islam in 2009. Born Chauncey Lamont Hawkins, he changed his name to Amir Junaid Hawkins. He travelled to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, the holiest site of Islam to perform Umrah.



Album details Peak positions
Billboard 200
  • Released: October 21, 2003
  • Label: Bad Boy Records
  • Singles: "How You Want That", "Down for Me"
No Friends
Wizard of Harlem
  • Released: October 17, 2006
  • Label: Siccness Records
Bad Boy
  • Released: February 13, 2007
  • Label: Siccness Records
  • Collaboration album with G. Dep


As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"Down for Me"
(featuring Mario Winans)
2003 24 28 19 Loon
"How You Want That"
(featuring Kelis)
88 41
"Show Me Your Soul"
(featuring P. Diddy, Lenny Kravitz & Pharrell of The Neptunes)
35 Bad Boys II soundtrack
"Who Is Dat"
(featuring T-Pain)
2007 N/A

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"Promise (So So Def Remix)"
(Jagged Edge featuring Loon)
2000 Promise
"I Need a Girl (Part One)"
(P. Diddy featuring Usher & Loon)
2002 2 2 1 4 We Invented the Remix
"I Need a Girl (Part Two)"
(P. Diddy featuring Ginuwine, Mario Winans, Tammy Ruggieri & Loon)
4 2 2 4
"I Do (Wanna Get Close to You)"
(3LW featuring P. Diddy & Loon)
58 50 A Girl Can Mack
"Young & Sexy"
(Lyric featuring Loon)
79 Lyric
"Hit the Freeway"
(Toni Braxton featuring Loon)
86 32 29 More than a Woman
(Dream featuring Loon)
2003 Reality

Guest appearances[edit]

  • 1998: "Back Up Off The Wall" Brand Nubian (uncredited)
  • 2002: "How U Want Dat" (Remix) by the Game.
  • 2003 "Tru Rider" (Mowett feat. Loon)
  • 2005: "Smile for Me" (Massari feat. Loon).
  • 2009: "What You Say" (Loon feat. Christopher).
  • 2009: "No Way Nobody" (Karl Wolf feat. Loon).


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