Mike Dean

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PULSE Music Group signed a creative joint venture with Mike Dean in 2020. Amongst his many other accolades, Mike Dean is widely known for pioneering the Dirty South sound in the 1990’s, primarily with artists from Rap-A-Lot Records and working alongside Scarface, UGK, Do or Die, Tha Dogg Pound, Nate Dogg, Tech N9ne, Outlawz, and 2Pac, to name a few. In the 2000’s, Dean became known for his work with Kanye West, initially contributing to mixing The College Dropout (nominated for Album of the Year and Best Rap Album categories at the 47th Annual GRAMMY® Awards in 2005) and Late Registration (Winner of Best Rap Album at the 48th Annual GRAMMY® Awards in 2006). Dean’s career skyrocketed from there and he went on to contribute as a producer on Kanye West’s Graduation, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Yeezus, The Life of Pablo and Ye (earning both production and writing credits on the majority of the tracklist for the last two). Dean co-produced on West’s collaboration with Jay-Z Watch the Throne. From there, Dean went on to mix, produce and master hip hop music for artists like Travis Scott, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Frank Ocean, Ty Dolla $ign, 2 Chainz, Kid Cudi, Migos, Pusha T, Christina Aguilera, Nas, Madonna, Smokepurpp, Gorillaz, and more. A multi-instrumentalist, Dean is also known to bring his skills on guitar, bass, cello, piano and keyboard to productions and has served as a guitarist and keyboard for both Kanye West and Travis Scott on studio albums and on tour in live performances. Dean launched his own label, M.W.A. in 2017.