“Don Cannon is exactly the kind of multi-faceted producer and modern-day A&R executive who understands the Def Jam mission and culture and where we are headed for the future,” said Karen Kwak, Executive Vice President/Head of A&R, Island Def Jam Music Group in a statement. “He has already worked with some of our most successful artists, and we look forward to the fresh talent he will bring to the label.”
The list of artists that Cannon has worked with includes Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, OutKast, The Game, Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross and a host of others. Cannon also contributed to DJ Drama’s Gangsta Grillz mixtapes series.
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