Former Rapper Loon Says He Left Bad Boy Records Because of Diddy’s Role as a Record Executive and an Artist

by Jeremy Spirogis
Diddy and Loon

Diddy is little doubt a mogul and an enormous contributor to hip hop tradition. He’s given numerous acts an opportunity at stardom, which is clear by his work on MTV’s Making The Band. But one of many main criticisms of Diddy is that his work as a CEO and as a rapper blurs the traces and his acts really feel his consideration is solely on him. Former Bad Boy Records artist Loon shares related sentiments. 

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Diddy and Loon | Johnny Nunez/WireImage

Loon’s time on Bad Boy Record

Loon’s rise to fame and his affiliation with Diddy and Bad Boy started when Loon was a member of Mase’s posse, Harlem World. Interestingly, he and Mase have an analogous rap circulate and followers at all times in contrast the 2.

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He ultimately landed a solo take care of Bad Boy. Several of his singles characteristic Diddy. His greatest hits embrace his characteristic on Diddy’s “I Need a Girl” components one and two. He was additionally featured on Toni Braxton’s 2002 single “Hit The Freeway” and 3LW’s 2002 single “I Do.”

His self-titled solo debut was launched in 2003.

Loon leaves Bad Boy; rumors about his rift with Diddy floor

Just a 12 months after his solo album debut, Loon break up with Bad Boy. In a 2004 interview with MTV News, he admits he left as a result of feeling the eye he was given as an artist lacked.

“Being that [Puff] has so much going on, I didn’t want to be the nagging artist,” he says. “I used to be completely happy for all his success, however I used to be at a crossroads as an artist. I wished to place forth the identical effort for myself that I used to be placing forth for Bad Boy. So he allowed me the chance to exit and be a budding entrepreneur and be my very own man.

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Loon and Diddy 2003 | Hiroyuki Ito/Getty Images

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Loon insists the break up was amicable. At the time, he began his personal firm, Boss Up Entertainment, the place he deliberate to launch music as an unbiased artist. He additionally took notes from Diddy as an government and promised to offer different acts a shot. 

Unfortunately, Loon would depart the music business altogether and discover himself in authorized bother. In 2014, he was sentenced to 14 years in jail associated to drug trafficking. He was launched in July 2020 and now goes by a special title following his conversion to Islam. He nonetheless is acknowledged by his stage moniker.

Loon says Diddy’s function as an government and as an artist on Bad Boy causes battle

Loon is now talking of his perceived fallout with Diddy. He sticks to his earlier statements that the fallout is business and nothing private, explaining that Diddy’s twin function as an government and an artist himself is the problem for him.

In a brand new interview with The Breakfast Club, Loon breaks it down. 

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Loon and Diddy | Johnny Nunez/WireImage

“It was certain events that were taking place professionally and personally. I believe being in the presence of a person life Puff, Puff is a mogul, Puff has a huge impact on hip hop and hip history,” he says. “To come from up underneath that, it’s almost like mission impossible. It’s very difficult for a person to give you your own identity when you’re in the presence of somebody who actually is an artist himself. That’s where people misconstrued the issues that come under Bad Boy because your CEO is an artist.”

Still, Loon says Diddy has been supportive since Loon’s jail launch and Loon holds no unwell will.

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