Don Cannon Details
Donald Cannon is a native of Philadelphia, PA and at the age of five he began his foray into a musical career with his first set of turntables, a mixer and a karaoke machine. Upon high school graduation, Cannon left his Philly hometown to attend popular HBCU Clark Atlanta University. Cannon used those 4 years to sharpen his talent, and develop an understanding of his audience, while rapidly solidifying his position as one of Atlanta’s top tier DJs. As a former member of the Aphilliates, a group of DJs who are Philly natives and CAU alumni, Cannon forayed into the unofficial title as Music Director for Sirius Satellite Radio’s “Shade 45” on “The Aphilliates; The Streets Is Watchin,”co-hosted a show on Atlanta’s WHTA HOT 107.9 FM, and most notably helped to popularize the Gangsta Grillz mixtape series.
As a certified celebrity DJ and proven Atlanta tastemaker, Cannon received “Atlanta’s Best DJ” from the prominent TV program Good Day Atlanta (FOX 5). Shortly after, Cannon founded a full-service production and promotion company, Cannon Music, LLC to house his growing brand (DC) as a DJ and producer.
In 2009 alone, Cannon’s niche branding appeal led to DJ and production collaborations with: Microsoft’s Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost & Damned video game premiere party in Atlanta, DJ for Amaire Stoudemaire during NBA All Star Weekend in Phoenix, production for Atlanta Hawks & Atlanta Thrashers season theme songs and placement of Young Jeezy’s “Circulate” for the national Belvedere Vodka campaign.