Here is a rare glimps of Don Cannon and Mars,(1500 Or Nothing/Smash Factory) in the studio creating a beat.
An anthem is defined as “a song of devotion or loyalty, a song of praise, and a symbol for a distinct group of people.” As a celebrity DJ and producer, Don Cannon is responsible for a new sound of major hip hop anthems storming the airwaves over the past couple of years. Cannon is an internationally known DJ who can be heard spinning to elite entertainment industry crowds from Atlanta to Tokyo. His production credits list a who’s who of hip hop’s Top 10 rappers including Outkast “The Art of Storytelling Part 2” featuring Marsha Ambrosius, Young Jeezy “Go Crazy” featuring Jay-Z, 50 Cent’s “Man Down,” Ludacris’ “Everybody Hates Chris” and “Undisputed” featuring Floyd Mayweather, and Fabolous’ “Jokes on you.” This is only the beginning as Cannon continues to perfect his craft and mold newcomers like Asher Roth into superstars. 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. Citing DJ Premier, Timberland, Pete Rock, Dr. Dre, and J Dilla as key influences, Don Cannon plans to develop himself into an internationally recognized music legend. from: http://djdoncannon.com/ http://twitter.com/DonCannon http://www.facebook.com/pages/DJ-Don-Cannon http://vimeo.com/doncannon
1500 or Nothin Entertainment (1500 or Nothin) is an independent musical energy machine that’s taking over music across the world through the production, promotion and representation of artists, song writers, musicians, and music videographers. Located in Inglewood, California, 1500 or Nothin is composed of three internal divisions: 1500 or Nothin Music, 1500 or Nothin Video, and 1500 or Nothin Ancillary. As a full functioning label they have everything needed all in one stop. 1500 or Nothin is a multifaceted musical entertainment movement with a mission to produce edgy pop music that will grab the attention of today’s urban contemporary world-side audience. This record label handles a variety of music genres including Hip-Hop Rap, Rhythm & Blues, Alternative Rock, Urban and New Adult Contemporary. 1500 or Nothin has collaborated with an exciting and diverse roster of successful and recognized recording artists. Selected over the last few years, these highly talented veteran and debuting artists are well on their way to being the staple in the music industry. Led by, co-owner Larrance Dopson whose exposure to music started in early childhood. He joined forces with childhood friends Charles ‘Uncle Chucc’ Hamilton, Kenneth ‘Bam’ Alexander and Lamar ‘Mars’’ Edwards to create 1500 or Nothin. He had opportunities to work with super-producers Justblaze, Brian Michael Cox and Teddy Riley early in his career. This lead to collaborations with major artists, Bobby Valentino, Tyrese, Snoop Dogg and others. With his name now on the map, he and his production partner Mars would get their own recognition by co-producing the Game’s highly anticipated release, the LAX single “Dope Boys” featuring Travis Barker. Larrance also collaborated on the hit single ‘Pain’ with Keisha Cole. His mission continued through tours with major artists like T.I., Diddy, David Banner, Snoop Dog, Anthony Hamilton and others. He is a talented and driven musician, producer, songwriter and 1500 or Nothin owner. Along with Partner James Fauntleroy II who is an award-winning R&B/Pop singer-songwriter, whose remarkable repertoire includes the hit song, “No Air” by Jordin Sparks featuring Chris Brown (with over 8.5 million worldwide single sales),as well as numerous hit songs for such artists as Rihanna, Britney Spears, Brandy, Beyonce, Timbaland, David Archuleta, Usher, P. Diddy, and Leona Lewis. James recently joined forces with Justin Timberlake and producer Rob “Rob Knox” Tadross to form the hit-making production team, The Y’s, who are credited for Ciara’s latest chart-climbing single, “Love Sex Magic” (featuring Justin Timberlake). The 1500 or Nothin Films (video department) is currently putting the finishing touches on their reality show, which chronicles the day in a life of these entertaining group of individuals as they work with major artist, finish up their debut album, and tour the world. Each of them with their own personalities makes for an interesting yet fun loving time as you watch them create history. As a full functioning film company they also produce their own music and promotional videos as well as commercials. As a growing label, 1500 or Nothin has also identified and signed several successful recording artists, including: Janae, Constantine, Ally Brooke, and The 1500 or Nothin’ Band who have already completed EPs and many hours worth stage performances. With it’s fearless leaders and incredible team, 1500 or Nothin distinguishes itself through the commitment it undertakes with each of its artists. As a result, their roster is sure to hit platinum and have everyone wanting to be apart of the genius musical movement that is 1500 or Nothin. http://1500ornothin.com/ http://www.myspace.com/ornothin http://twitter.com/1500orNOTHIN http://twitter.com/MYGUYMARS http://twitter.com/Rance1500 http://twitter.com/fauntleroy http://twitter.com/los4muziq http://twitter.com/BRODYTHEGR8 https://twitter.com/los4muziq https://twitter.com/unclechucc