Hollywood.tv caught up with Loon at the Grand Hyatt Dubai, where the rapper talked about Dubai, not living to keep up financially with his peers, and where he’s been lately. “When I first came out on Bad Boy, I was only able to show one dimension of myself,” he explained. “It’s really difficult to have a most important impression shown on you dealing with an overwhelming force like Sean Combs. I wanted to break away from all of that and establish that because I knew I’d never be able to get the opportunity on Bad Boy. So what I did was step away for a minute and allow myself some time to let certain things weather – I just pretty much strategized my return.” Watch the interview, and highlights from his show at the venue, below.
Hailing from the streets of Harlem, former Bad Boy rapper, Loon, has witnessed the ups and downs of the industry, first hand. Life after Bad Boy may not be an easy road (Loon has not released an album since 2003), but after almost 3 years of soul searching, Loon is back with something to prove. Check out an interview with the rapper at mixtapetalk.com.
Fabolous was on hand for Loon’s birthday party at Duvet on Monday (June 20) in New York City. Check out pictures from GettyImages.
Ludacris, Loon and Public Enemy’s Chuck D and Flavor Flav were on hand for the 9th Annual Multicultural Prism Awards gala, hosted by Minorities in Business Magazine and held at the Henry Fonda Music Box Theater in Hollywood, California on December 17th. Check out pictures from FilmMagic, RexFeatures, GettyImages, and WireImage.
Eightball & MJG, Mario Winans, Loon, Carl Thomas, and Amanda performed at the Lifebeat ‘Hearts and Voices Concert Series’ to Benefit People Living with AIDS at Babalu Theater in New York City on Tuesday (May 25).
Loon and Shyheim were at Lobby on Tuesday (March 9) in New York City. Check out pictures from FilmMagic.
Bow Wow, Loon, and Snoop Dogg were on hand for the 4th Annual Hoop Magic Celebrity All-Star Game to Benefit The Magic Johnson Foundation on Saturday (February 14) at The Great Western Forum in Los Angeles. Check out pictures from WireImage.
Lil Jon and Loon presented Crunk, a new energy drink, during NBA All Star Weekend on Thursday (February 12) at Club Crunk After Hours in Los Angeles, California. Check out a picture from WireImage.
AllHipHop.com reports Loon was released Saturday morning on bail after being charged with attempted murder related to a night club stabbing that left a security guard wounded. The incident occurred early Friday morning at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, California, during a release party for Lil Jon & The Eastside Boys’ new adult DVD series.
AllHipHop.com reports Loon was arrested and charged with attempted murder, after violence broke out at a party for Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz new adult DVD series. An incident took place in front of the House of Blues shortly after 12:30 am this morning, involving the rapper and two other men attempting to enter the night club. “There was an altercation that took place involving three individuals and a security guard,” Sgt. Bruce Thomas of the Los Angeles Sheriff Department told AllHipHop.com. “There was a large crowd outside and a group of men attempted rush through the doors of the club. A security guard was stabbed in the torso with an unknown object.”