“Loon” Speaks on Evils of Hip Hop [Video Included]
Once known on the Bad Boy roster as Loon, Amir Junaid Muuhadith has returned a changed man since his conversion to Islam.
Now casting the music business to the side in order to embrace his religion, the former rapper has diffused any speculation of him ever picking up a microphone to throw any type of lyrical bars.
Muuhadith was recently spotted on Georgia State University's campus as he was handing out copies of the Qur'an with his non-profit organization in order to kick knowledge to those that were curious about the religion.
While at GSU, he was able to speak on his perception of the Hip Hop game now and the shift of the industry that has been present since before he left.
“To be honest, I haven't listened to Hip Hop music in like 10 months now, but just knowing that certain times that I've been able to bump into brothers like my man P. Diddy and my other ex-peers in the business, it seems like the state of Hip Hop is in the same state it was when I left.”
After being submerged in the business, he adds that not too much positivity comes from dealing with the music and the shady ventures reap no benefits in life at the end of the day.
“It's a dirty business, it's a grimey business. I think it extracts the soul out of people and it's really just something that doesn't contribute to any type of reward when it comes down to doing things that are pleasing to the one that created the Heavens and the Earth.”
Feeling as though the music industry is generally based off a person priding his/herself on materialistic things, his conversion allowed him to embrace the innocence that he once had when he was younger. Embracing the Islamic faith allowed him to have a clear understanding and brought him back to a place where everything in the world made sense.
The music business has been notorious for embracing particular negatives under the belief that there will be a reward at the end of the trail. As Amir Junaid Muuhadith sees things, however, the business has only prevented cloak artists from realizing what is the true reward in life.
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