Nearly two years ago to the week, DJ Drama and Don Cannon parted ways when Cannon announced he was leaving the Aphilliates crew. “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,” Cannon said at the time.
Two weeks ago Young Chris premiered his new mixtape The Re-Introduction on HipHopDX. The title was just as relevant to the two DJ’s who put the tape together: DJ Drama and Don Cannon.
“Dram called my phone and was like, ‘Let’s go sit down,’ ” Cannon told MTV News. “We sit down, and before you even know it, we didn’t even have to explain it to each other. We were like, ‘Let’s get it together. You got your thing going on. I got my thing going on.'”
“You know when you get into an argument, and you got to explain what’s going on? We past that. We’re here,” Cannon continued. “The reintroduction. We’re here for Chris, Philly, and this is a good platform for people to see what people can do when they come together and knock things out.”
While this mixtape was the first time the former Aphilliates partners worked together again, they’ve been back on good terms long before the project. “I remember last year when the situation happened on the radio with Jeezy and Gucci [squashing their beef],” Drama said. “And a lot of people were hitting my Twitter and said, ‘Now that they’ve resolved their issue, when will we see you and Cannon together? That’s what we really wanna see.’ “