A few weeks ago, legendary producer and Dj Don Cannon was named Vice President of A&R for Def Jam Records.
That’s not the only development going on thought. It looks like Cannon and Drama might be starting a new DJ collective.
In an interview with XXL, Cannon said, “[Drama and I] are starting a new DJ crew called the Academy, to take some of the young folks and kind of teach them, give them the blueprint of what it takes to be that dominating DJ in the field and break these artists and become a big boy in the music business.” He elaborated on his mission, saying, “We want to bring new people in the game. And that goes for DJ’s, photographers, videographers, artists, and writers. We just want to build something that can help the next generation move on into this new world.” Finally, he humbly admitted, “That’s our contribution back to what the culture gave us and what we got out of it.”
Good more, but what does this mean for the Aphilliates brand?