REVIEWS

Mixtape | New Music | Reviews

Loon
No Friends

As one of Diddy’s numerous wingmen and ghostwriters, Chauncey “Loon” Hawkins was supposed to be a Bad Boy for life. However, when Loon’s self-titled 2003 debut flopped, he decided to part ways with Puff to take a stab at being a CEO of his own indie label, Boss Up Entertainment. Ready to reestablish himself as more than a playboy rapper, the Harlem-bred MC adopts a more aggressive approach for his sophomore set, No Friends. Loon unveils his newfound appreciation for gruff lyrics on the SenJay and Nasi–produced “Run.” Over dramatic strings and punctuating cymbals, he derides snitches, threatens violence and name-drops ...

Read More