Kanye began his career ghost-producing for D-Dot, one of Bad Boy's main Hitmen. In 2001, he made his own name by producing three tracks on Jay-Z's The Blueprint. Since, Kanye has taken over the rap game, but he's still kept a keen focus on the production side. With his prolific output, he can't do it all himself. Or maybe he can, but, regardless, he makes a constant effort to bring in a diverse group of producers to shape GOOD's always cutting-edge sound.
Mike Dean is one of the most respected producers in the game, and his name is usually seen next to Kanye's. He's produced songs on each Kanye album since Graduation, including nine tracks on MBDTF. He was a legend before Kanye, no doubt, and doesn't get enough credit for being a key pioneer in the dirty south sound, producing records for Texas legends like Scarface and UGK. Still, there's no question he's gained serious exposure since working with Kanye. He's gone on to produce for Jay-Z, Beyoncé, The Weeknd and Madonna, among many others. He's earned five Grammy's, all of them for his work with West.
As Kanye's sound has continued to diversify, he's begun reaching out to more and more producers from different backgrounds, often including several on one track. Yeezus is the most experimental mainstream hip-hop album in years, and its production credits serve as a who's who in electronic music. The most familiar are the French robot duo Daft Punk, who first worked with Kanye in 2007 on "Stronger." Daft Punk have long been one of the most successful acts in electronic music, but nothing could have prepared them for "Stronger," which went #1 and won a Grammy. In 2013, Daft Punk scored a #1 album of their own, as well as five more Grammys, with Random Access Memories.
Also on Yeezus is Scotland's Hudson Mohawke, who was busy making trap-influenced club music before Kanye recruited him for "Mercy" in Spring 2012. Now he's signed to GOOD and, in addition to his creds on Yeezus, has produced for John Legend, Pusha T, Azealia Banks and Drake.
Another artist who is signed to GOOD as a producer is Houston's Travi$ Scott. Now Scott is blowing up everywhere, whether he's rapping or producing, but 'Ye signed him back in 2012 before he had released any of his own work.