Genres: Urban
Decades: 2000s


Chauncey Hawkins, Harlem, New York City, New York, USA. After several false starts in the music business, lovers rap artist Loon finally broke through in 2003. Raised on the tough streets of Harlem, Hawkins was brought up mainly by his grandmother early on before being shipped off to the west coast, to live with his godfather. Hawkins’ godfather was the noted movie producer George Jackson (Krush Groove, New Jack City), with whom Loon lived for several years as a teenager in the haven of Hollywood celebrity’s offspring, Beverly Hills, California. It was during his time out west that Hawkins earned his nickname (owing to his zany behaviour), before returning to Harlem at the age of 17. Loon focused on developing his rap skills rather than succumbing to the street life.

By the late 90s, word about his talents began to circulate, which resulted in a contract with two separate labels. This, frustratingly, went nowhere and produced no...

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