DJ Drama and Don Cannon’s Court Hearing Postponed
A court hearing scheduled for this morning in the racketeering case of DJ Drama and his business partner Don Cannon has been postponed. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that neither Drama nor Cannon were present in Fulton County Superior Court this morning, and a new hearing date was not announced. Defense attorneys and prosecutors were expected to discuss the case and how it will proceed at today’s session. Fulton County Sheriff’s deputies, working in conjunction with the RIAA, raided the DJ’s downtown Atlanta recording studio on January 16 causing an uproar in the hip-hop community, where mixed CD’s play a huge role in the promotion of new and established artists alike. According to authorities, the scope of Drama and his Aphilliates crew’s mixtape business puts them in violation of Atlanta’s Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. Both men are currently free on $100,000 bail each, and face up to five years in prison and fines ranging from $10,000 to $100,000 if found guilty.