News: Don Cannon On Young Jeezy & DJ Drama Dispute, "If They Wanna Fight Back & Forth, That's What They Gotta Do"
Friday, Aug 14, 2009 10:00AM
Former Aphilliates associate DJ Don Cannon has shared his opinion on the current dispute between Young Jeezy and DJ Drama.
In addition to their issues, Cannon also said he was working with Jeezy and other artists for their upcoming albums.
"Jeezy, that's the number one project [I'm working on] right now," Cannon revealed in an interview. "Definitely working on The Cool Kids' next album, Asher [Roth's] next album, Game hopefully, Juelz Santana...Nah, I'm not a sideline dude [in their dispute.] And they two grown a** men, you know what I mean? They can do what they wanna do. Not me, I get money, money machine and all that. If they wanna fight back and forth, that's what they gotta do. You know what I mean?" (iHipHop)
Drama recently released a statement which explained the reasons behind his falling out with Jeezy.
"After reading Jeezy's unprovoked insults in that XXL article, it seems like the guy's pretty emotional if u ask me!," Drama wrote in a statement on Friday (July 31). "Now I've never spoken on our issues because I believe grown man business is just that, and running to the media to whine is not my thing...I never charged Jeezy for nuthin'. I did 2 Slick Pulla tapes (4th Ward Day, Election Day) for free and a Bloodraw tape (The Indictment Papers) for free. Anything Jeezy ever needed from me, I did without hesitation. He doesn't want to deal with the real reason why he's mad...The tension between us actually started when I deejayed his USDA release party (FOR FREE) and I played a Gucci Mane record. He stormed out of his own party and didn't speak to me for about 2-3 months. Me being a DJ, I was just rockin' the crowd and giving the people what they had been requesting. I don't get involved in that other stuff...I could go deeper into his angry reaction to me working with Gucci but, again, I'm a stand-up guy. I'm loyal to those who are loyal to me." (Rap Radar)
The Snowman's controversial statements regarding Drama landed online late last month.
"Drama just started acting like a b*tch," Jeezy said in an interview for the September issue of XXL Magazine. "Drama wanted to be Khaled, but he didn't want to help nobody. He just changed, period. Look at his crew. The same n*ggas ain't around him. You ain't never been in no streets. I could never have no beef with a n*gga like that. He's a cornball. You made millions off my mixtapes, to the point where the f*ckin' feds scooped you up for bootlegging. I never even made the money he made off of Trap or Die or Tha Streets Iz Watchin, because they were selling and distributing them and making money...I'm not hating. But we will never do a mixtape together. I didn't charge that nigga for [contributing a verse to the song "5000 Ones," on Drama's official Atlantic Records debut]. But then when I need [a tape for one of my artists], and you want to charge me $20,000? I'll slap the sh*t out of Drama. He knows that. He wasn't loyal. But me putting my hands on that man ain't gonna make him respect what I'm saying. I'm just not gonna f*ck with him anymore." (Karen Civil)
Prior to leaving Drama's company in 2008, Cannon was widely known for his work as an Aphilliates rep.
Cannon did the majority of his work behind the scenes as a co-CEO of Aphilliates Music Group. His name made headlines in 2007 when he and DJ Drama were arrested on charges of bootlegging and racketeering for making industry sanctioned mixtapes. Since then, Cannon has done production and engineering work on dozens of albums. He was also named Mixtape Producer of the Year at the 11th Annual Mixtape Awards in May 2008. (Hip Hop DX)
Check out a video of DJ Drama speaking on Young Jeezy below: