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8:00pm

Big Kannon
    Thursday March 15, 2012 8:00pm - 8:20pm @ Malaia (300 E. 6th St.)
    BORN SEPTEMBER 7, 1988 ON THE SOUTHSIDE OF CHICAGO IT WASN'T ALWAYS EASY FOR BIG KANNON (DAJUAN WILSON). WITH THE STRUGGLE OF HIS CHILDHOOD AND THE UPS AND DOWNS OF DEALING FAMILY PROBLEMS HE NEEDED A WAY TO RELEASE HIS PAIN. BY THE AGE OF 9, WITH THE MOTIVATION OF HIS PROBLEMS HE FOUND AN OUTLET IN MUSIC. BY THE AGE OF 14 YEARS OLD HE BEGAN TO GAIN RECOGNITION BY HIS PEERS FOR HIS RAW TALENT, EVENTUALLY LINKING UP WITH THE INDIE LABEL "POTLUCK ENT." KANNON KNEW HIS LIFE WAS SOON GOING TO CHANGE. WITH HIS NEW INDIE LABEL BEHIND HIM AND THE SUPPORT OF HIS FRIENDS AND FAMILY BIG KANNON WAS DETERMINED TO BE ONE OF THE BEST. SOON AFTER PERFECTING HIS WRITING SKILLS AND DEVELOPING HIMSELF AS A YOUNG RAPPER HE RELEASED HIS FIRST STREET ALBUM TITLED "CEASE TALK VOL.1" IN 2006. WITH THE SUCCESS OF THIS ALBUM BIG KANNON EARNED THE SUPPORT OF THE STREETS AND HAD CREATED A NEW FAN BASE FOR HIMSELF. LATER DOWN THE LINE KANNON FOUND HIMSELF OPENING UP FOR MAJOR ARTIST SUCH AS TWISTA, COMMON, DO OR DIE AND JOHNNY P THIS DEFINITELY HELPED CREATE A BUZZ FOR HIM IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO. BEING A FEW STEPS CLOSER TO HIS DREAM IT WASN'T UNTIL HE HIT THE STAGE WITH OSCAR AWARD WINNER "JENNIFER HUDSON" HE THEN KNEW HE WAS DOING SOMETHING RIGHT. IN 2008 RELEASING HIS SECOND STREET ALBUM "THE WAKE UP VOL.1" NO LONGER WITH HIS PREVIOUS INDIE LABEL (POTLUCK ENT) HE FOUND HIMSELF MATURING AS AN ARTIST WORKING WITH A VARIETY OF NEW ARTISTS LIKE,TWISTA'S ARTIST MELLO THA GUDDAMANN, AVREY SMITH,HUCA BERA & EPIK THE DAWN, AND HIS NEW PRODUCER BLACK GHOST. WITH HIT SONGS LIKE "THIS AIN'T WORKIN' OUT" WHICH FEATURES 1ST&15TH ARTIST "GEMSTONES" TO "" AND "STROKE U DOWN" SHOWED BIG KANNON'S VERSATILITY AND MATURENESS ON THE ALBUM. AFTER RELEASING HIS FIRST OFFICIAL MIXTAPE TITLED "THE WAKE UP VOL.2". KANNON FOUND A NEW HOME WITH INDIE RECORD LABLEL HC2 MUSIC GROUP, THE INDIE LABEL FROM CHICAGO PRIDES ITSELF ON PROFESSIONALISM AND IMAGE. UNDER THERE LEAD KAMNON HAS STARTED ENTERING MC BATTLES AND HAS BEEN DOMINATING ALL OVER THE WORLD. HE HAS BECOME A CROWD FAVORITE AND HIS YOUTUBE VIEWS OF THESE BATTLES OFTEN SOAR TO OVER 100,000. HE IS OFTEN COMPARED WITH THE VETERANS IN THE GAME AND HAS ONLY BEEN BATTLEING A YEAR AND A HALF.

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    BORN SEPTEMBER 7, 1988 ON THE SOUTHSIDE OF CHICAGO IT WASN'T...


    Type Band, Official
    Tags Hip-Hop-Rap
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS19694

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