Mike Dean News

Travis Scott Is Still Working On "Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight"
Travis Scott Is Still Working On "Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight" Jul 28, 2016 at 11:25am
Travis Scott's revealed at a performance on Monday night that he will release his album Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight on August 5th. Not 24 hours later, he was in the studio with his trusted collaborator Mike Dean working on the album, per Dean's Instagram.
Twitter Reacts: Does Desiigner's "Timmy Turner" Live Up To The Hype?
Twitter Reacts: Does Desiigner's "Timmy Turner" Live Up To The Hype? Jul 21, 2016 at 03:55pm
"Timmy Turner" is finally here. Anyone who grew up in the early '00s should remember "The Fairly OddParents" (apparently it's still airing, thanks Wikipedia), and it's main character, a 10-year white kid named Timmy Turner, who although may appear rather suburban at first glance, actually has a miserable home life with zero parental supervision. The G.O.O.D.
Desiigner Shares "Timmy Turner" Single Artwork
Desiigner Shares "Timmy Turner" Single Artwork Jul 11, 2016 at 08:06pm
The GOOD Music-signed "Panda" sensation known as Desiigner is still technically a one-hit wonder, though his 45-second XXL Freshman freestyle has become something of a viral sensation, gaining considerably more attention than each of the freestyles of his nine classmates. It wasn't so much a freestyle as a strangely catchy refrain about a boy named Timmy Timmy Turner, who has a troubling appetite for mass murder.
Review: Desiigner's "New English"
Review: Desiigner's "New English" Jun 30, 2016 at 08:14pm
If you, like me, weren't one of the couple thousand people who had pressed play on the Soundcloud link Desiigner's "Panda" by the time you sat down to watch Kanye West's Life Of Pablo livestream this February, you were most likely among the millions who first assumed that the teenaged, "Broads in Atlanta"-touting Brooklyn rapper was actually Future. That's a pretty huge hole from which to exhume yourself just as you're getting started with your career, but Desiigner did it. With that one record out in the world, he signed with G.O.O.D.
Mike Dean Is Reportedly Executive Producing Desiigner’s Debut Album
Mike Dean Is Reportedly Executive Producing Desiigner’s Debut Album May 7, 2016 at 03:45am
With the #1 song in the country right now, Desiigner fans are eagerly awaiting the release of his upcoming debut album, and thankfully we now have some further insight into it. In a new interview with Billboard, long-time Kanye West collaborator & producer Mike Dean revealed that he’ll be executive producing the G.O.O.D Music’s signee’s debut album, along with Travis Scott’s as well.
Beyonce's "Lemonade" Credits Include The-Dream, Soulja Boy, Just Blaze, Diplo & More
Beyonce's "Lemonade" Credits Include The-Dream, Soulja Boy, Just Blaze, Diplo & More Apr 24, 2016 at 12:49am
Beyonce released her sixth album in her usual surprise fashion tonight, as Lemonade appeared on Tidal after the HBO premiere of the "visual album" of the same name. Unsurprisingly, there is a vast array of mega-talented musicians behind Beyonce's latest work. Those who tuned in likely recognized the voices of Kendrick Lamar ("Freedom"), The Weeknd ("6 Inch"), and James Blake ("Forward").
Is This The Intro To Travis Scott's Upcoming Album?
Is This The Intro To Travis Scott's Upcoming Album? Apr 21, 2016 at 11:53am
Mike Dean recently spent a weekend in the Moog Music Factory (a.k.a. keyboard heaven). "Surrounded by analog synthesizers and immersed in an environment of experimentation," Dean chose two synthesizers and created an extravagant electronic composition called "Grande Faucon." According to his frequent collaborator Travis Scott, the song will be the opening song on his next album.
Vic Mensa Lists Features & Producers On Debut Album "Traffic"
Vic Mensa Lists Features & Producers On Debut Album "Traffic" Apr 9, 2016 at 11:13pm
Vic Mensa's debut album, Traffic, has been a long time coming. In fact, it's been over two and half years since his first and only official project, INNANETAPE. Still, Vic seems to be in good hands with Roc Nation, to which he signed a year ago, as most everything he drops is well-received by his extensive and loyal fanbase. 
Top Tracks: December 28 - January 3
Top Tracks: December 28 - January 3 Jan 4, 2016 at 02:54pm
Welcome to 2016, y'all. Did anything really change on January 1st, aside from waking up with a crippling hangover? Well, it certainly feels that way in the rap world, as some of the genre's biggest stars have made sure to come out with forceful statements that conveniently arrived in sync with the New Year. 
Mike Dean Hints At Collab From Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Pusha T & More
Mike Dean Hints At Collab From Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Pusha T & More Sep 26, 2015 at 02:31pm
Mike Dean has been a busy man recently. The hall of fame producer executive produced Travi$ Scott's Rodeo and has been playing guitar for Travi$ on tour. He is also playing live guitar for Kanye West's "808s & Heartbreak" shows in L.A., the second of which is happening tonight (Sept. 26). Of course, Dean is friends with some of the most talented folks in the game, and he just tweeted at several of them, perhaps implying that a massive collaboration might be on the way. 
Travi$ Scott's "Rodeo" By The Numbers
Travi$ Scott's "Rodeo" By The Numbers Sep 7, 2015 at 09:08am
Travi$ Scott's new album has been blasting in speakers/headphones everywhere since Friday (or earlier, depending if you snagged a leak). In that amount of time, critics and fans alike have deconstructed and analyzed the debut record, finding both faults and perfections. Even our editors were torn.
Mike Dean On "SWISH": "Whenever Kanye Says It's Done, It's Done"
Mike Dean On "SWISH": "Whenever Kanye Says It's Done, It's Done" Aug 10, 2015 at 12:46pm
Even if you don't recognize his face or his name, you've undoubtedly heard something that Mike Dean has made. Southern rap devotees have heard his work on albums by Scarface, Z-Ro, UGK and many others, and the rest of humanity has heard him in some capacity on every Kanye West album since Graduation. He's currently involved in finishing SWISH with West, and during a recent interview with Montreality, he spoke on the album's status.
Everything We Know About Travi$ Scott's "Rodeo"
Everything We Know About Travi$ Scott's "Rodeo" Jun 10, 2015 at 10:09am
Travi$ Scott's last mixtape, one of the most talked about of last year, as well as his nationwide tour with Young Thug, which, too, has created quite a stir, were both preludes to Rodeo, the long-awaited debut album.