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8 Black Celebrities Who Gave Up Careers For God

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Former hip-hop artist Loon, quit the music industry and converted to Islam.   The star, who changed his name from Chauncey Hawkins to Amir Junaid Muhadith, released his self-titled 2003 album on rapper-entrepreneur Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Bad Boy Records, but since then decided to turn his back on his career to focus on his faith.

During an interview with Al-Jazeera,  Muhadith said, “Loon is working his way out of my system. (I’m) happy to be accepting Islam, and finding the peace of mind I was always searching for in the music business…Thanks to Islam, I was able to complete my search and now I’m very much at peace. (My) Bad Boy days are over, I’m now what you call a good boy.”

Loon is currently serving a 14-year sentence for a federal drug charge after being arrested for an offense prior to becoming a Muslim.

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