CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 23:  Recording artists Pusha-T, Big Sean, D'banj and Mike Dean arrive at Cruel Summer , Kanye West’s art film project with the Doha Film Institute which debuts May 23 at the Cannes Film Festival.  (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for DFI)

Mike Dean


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.