Having worked with rap legends like Scarface, UGK, and the Geto Boys, Mike Dean is recognized as one of the main influences in shaping the underground Southern rap sound. A Grammy-winning producer, he's also been heavily involved in Kanye West's career, producing and mixing on albums like Graduation, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and the rap star's collaborative album with Jay-Z, Watch the Throne.

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