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Loon: Hip-Hop’s Least Influencial Muslim

On Wednesday (December 14), Mos Def, Yassin Bey was named the most influential Muslim of 2011 by George Washington University (Salute!).

Along with Rakim, Rza, Lupe Fiasco, Freeway and others, the Black Star lyricist has made quoting the holy Quran cool, and for that XXL gives its props.

But for every ying, there is a yang. In other words, not every rapper is a good representation of the Islamic religion, which brings the conversation to Loon.

Accepting the faith a few years ago, Diddy’s former artist—who now goes by the name, Amir Junaid Muhadith—put down the mic to focus on his new found religion. Nothing wrong there. But last May, the Harlemite was arrested in Belgium on drug charges. Can’t make too much of an effect on others from behind bars, bruh. For that, XXL names Loon, hip-hop’s least influential Muslim of 2011. Bad Boy for life, indeed. —XXL Staff

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