DJ Don Cannon, the producer/DJ who helped DJ Drama form the Aphiliates, confirmed rumors that he had parted ways with his longtime crew and management team.
In a press release, Cannon revealed that he had left his former management, La the Darkman and DJ Sense of the Aphiliates Music Group in January, due to “business and creative differences for the vision of Cannon Music, LLC.”
His new team is DTP’s co-founder Chaka Zulu and Feff Dixon of Ebony Son Management.
“As a leading producer in the current and future sound of hip-hop, Don Cannon has a diverse style,” said Zulu. “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.”
Cannon didn’t reveal any personal reasons for his departure, calling the split simply a business decision.
“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,” the producer explained.