Mike Dean Is Still Mixing "Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight"
Bad news for Travis Scott fans: it appears that Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight will not come Friday, August 26th as scheduled. The album release the hands of Scott's close collaborator Mike Dean, who is currently mixing the project and announced that he would have the final say on when it is complete. "I'm still mixing this album not letting Travis drop until I'm done," he wrote on Twitter.
Frank Ocean Shares Credits To "Endless" Visual Album
So it turns out that Frank Ocean is more than just a troll these days, as he turned up late last night to share a 45-minute video of himself building a spiral staircase. Along with the footage, there was an album's worth of new music.
Travis Scott Is Still Working On "Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight"
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?
"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 Continues To Tease "Timmy Turner" With New Video, Backed By Mike Dean On Piano
Desiigner's "Timmy Turner" quickly went from head-scratching XXL Freshmen Freestyle to highly anticipated G.O.O.D. Music single with production from heavyweights like Mike Dean. Not only that, the XXL freestyle has been remixed and reworked by tons of other producers to varied effect.
Desiigner Shares "Timmy Turner" Single Artwork
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"
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.
5 Producers You May Not Know On Desiigner's "New English"
Desiigner hit the jackpot -- Mike Dean is executive producing his debut album.
5 Producers We Want To See Collaborate With Gucci Mane
Gucci Mane's glorious emergence from jail last week spawned a saucy celebration track with Mike Will Made-It and a pow-wow sesh with Zaytoven.
Mike Dean Is Reportedly Executive Producing Desiigner’s Debut Album
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 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?
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'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.
Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Mike Dean, & Plain Pat Hit The Studio Last Night
It was another eventful weekend in the world of Kanye West's Twitter account, as Kanye effusively praised Will Ferrell and announced the title of his next album: Turbo Grafx 16.
Top Tracks: December 28 - January 3
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.
Justin Bieber's "Purpose" Includes Collabs With Nas, Travi$ Scott, Big Sean & More
About a month ahead of its November 13 release date, Justin Bieber's upcoming album, Purpose, has been made available for pre-order on iTunes. Those who pre-order the album can see the writing credits on each track, and there are more than a few notable collaborators.
Mike Dean Says Kanye, Kendrick, Pusha T Song Is Not Real, We're "Thirsty" To Assume It Could Be
There's a lot of thirst in the rap world -- from fans and media alike, and when it comes to Kanye West, who's been promising his new album, SWISH, all year, that thirst is particularly magnified right now.
Mike Dean Hints At Collab From Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Pusha T & More
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 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"
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.