Atlanta, GA: December 9, 2008- Don Cannon, a notable DJ and rising super
producer, is recognized for his reign over the past 7 years as one of
Atlanta’s most recognized DJs and as a member of the The Aphiliates,
which he co-founded with DJ Drama and DJ Sense in 2002. Cannon is
credited for producing Hip Hop anthems for Young Jeezy “Go Crazy,”
Outkast “The Art of Storytelling Pt. 4,” featuring Marsha Ambrosius, 50
Cent “Man Down” and Fabolous’ “Jokes on You” over the past couple of
This year alone, Cannon produced “Everybody Hates Chris” and
“Undisputed” featuring Floyd Mayweather for the recently released
Ludacris album, Theater of the Mind, and “Circulate” for Young Jeezy’s
Recession album. Cannon’s distinct sound can be heard weekly on TBS as
the producer for Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne” series theme music.
Also, Cannon had the prestigious honor of creating the NBA Atlanta Hawks
anthem for this year’s basketball season.
The success and growth of Cannon Music, LLC led Cannon to seek
management from music industry moguls Chaka Zulu and Jeff Dixon of Ebony
Son Management. According to Chaka Zulu “As a leading producer in the
current and future sound of Hip Hop, Don Cannon has a diverse style and
I would put him in a line of producers such as DJ Premiere and DJ Toomp,
as far as the relevance that he can give an established artist, and the
higher level he can take a new artist.” Jeff Dixon expresses “Cannon’s
drive and determination to get to the next level, and his
professionalism” as determining factors to work with the producer. Ebony
Son Management is also responsible for molding the illustrious career of
rapper and actor Ludacris, along with offering guidance to clients,
Young Jeezy and Swizz Beats.
Don Cannon amicably parted ways from former management, La the Darkman
and DJ Sense of the Aphiliates Music Group in January, 2008, due to
business and creative differences for the vision of Cannon Music, LLC.
In regards to clarifying any speculation regarding the split with the
Aphiliates Music Group, Cannon states, “The split is merely a business
and creative difference, musically, nothing to do with the personal
relationship. We are on good terms, and speak often.”
Don Cannon has also forayed into the world of fashion as co-owner of
SK8TIQUE, a Streetwear and Skater Lifestyle Boutique co-owned by
professional skateboarder Stevie Williams. SK8TIQUE is based in the
popular Atlanta neighborhood, Little 5 Points, and is frequented by
various tastemakers including, E-40, Asher Roth and The Cool Kids.
The music industry and fans can expect a diverse array of productions
skillfully crafted for recording artists, Asher Roth, Fabolous and many
more in 2009.