Don Cannon, a notable DJ and rising producer, is recognized for his reign as one of Atlanta’s most recognized DJs and as a member of the The Aphilliates, which he co-founded with DJ Drama and DJ Sense in 2002. Cannon is credited for producing 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 years.
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 Aphilliates 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 Aphilliates 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.