I told you all yesterday about some foolishness that's going on over in the Aphilliates camp.
According to the Atlanta industry buzz, Don Cannon and DJ Drama are going in different directions. Truth be told they've been doing it for quite some time unofficially. Don is killing it with his production credits as well as his entrepreneurial endeavors and Drama is focusing on his new artist Willie Tha Kid.
Now you already know that everyone at the Apphilliates is trying to keep things civil, so out of respect for all parties involved I won't get into detail about whats BEEN going on. However, Cannon is no longer being managed by DJ Sense and LA The Dark Man, and has now decided to take his career in a new direction with Chaka Zulu and Jeff Dixon.
Here's pieces from the official press release.
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 DJToomp , 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."