On April 29, 2001, he made one of the biggest choicest he could make, joining the army, where he got his nickname. He was stationed in Fort Hood, TX and continued to record music in Killeen, TX, attending every open mic he heard about.
In 2005,Teflon Don moved back to Memphis TN, where he started recording with James Broadnax aka Subject dba Gutta Butta Productions, who introduced Tom Skeemask( A Memphis rap pioneer) to Teflon Don. Teflon Don and Tom Skeemask collaborated on a track entitled "I Represent" which became a single on Teflon's album "God, the Government, the Game." The track won the 2008 Memphisrap.com Showcase event in front of major industry professionals Wendy Day, Kurt "KC" Clayton, Peppa Williams, and many more....
Teflon Don was a nominee for 2009-2010 "Best Indie Rap Album of the Year." This is the same year that he created the NBA anthem for the Memphis Grizzlies entitled "M.E.M.P.H.I.S. Grizzlies". He then obtained a ringtone deal with VIO Mobile and a distribution deal with Select-o-hits.
Teflon Don then caught the attention of the filmmakers Ryan Watt and David Keary between 2009 and 2010. Teflon Don obtained 2 movie sound track deals with the films "Money Makers" and "Daylight Fades."
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