D.O. Cannon, an up-and-coming rap artist, was murdered on Sept. 4 in Queens, N.Y. Cannon, whose legal name was Gerard Fields, was shot and killed. He was 26.
Cannon was signed by Murder Inc. Records, which is currently under federal investigation for money laundering and drug trafficking. Police are looking into a possible connection of a war between Murder Inc. and rival record company, Shady Records. Shady is owned by rap artist Eminem.
Cannon was one half of a duo with an MC called Young Merc. He performed on “Irv Gotti Presents: The Inc.” and “Irv Gotti Presents: The Remixes.”