Mike Dean

Mike Dean

Biography

Mike Dean is a hip hop producer from Houston, Texas. He is known for pioneering the Dirty South sound in the 1990s, particularly in work for artists from Rap-A-Lot Records. Mike Dean has most notably worked alongside Scarface of the Geto Boys, 2Pac, Do or Die, Tha Dogg Pound, Yukmouth of the Luniz, Outlawz, C-Bo, Nate Dogg, Tech N9ne, UGK, Z-Ro, Devin the Dude, among others. He has also mixed, produced and mastered many hits on multi-platinum albums.

In recent years he has also become known for his work alongside Kanye West. He contributed to the mixing of West's albums The College Dropout and Late Registration, and the production of his Graduation, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, and Yeezus albums. He also co-produced with Kanye on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and the Kanye/Jay-Z collaboration album Watch the Throne. He made particularly heavy contributions to My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, where he was credited on 9 of the album's 13 tracks, and on Watch the Throne, where he contributed to 7 of 12 tracks. Mike Dean was also an additional producer on "Mercy" and "Higher" on GOOD Music's 2012 album Cruel Summer.

Production

Bushwick Bill - Little Big Man

Bushwick Bill - Little Big Man

Rap-A-Lot Records1992
5th Ward Boyz - Ghetto Dope
  • 5th Of Ghetto

5th Ward Boyz - Ghetto Dope

Rap-A-Lot Records, Underground Records1993
DMG - Rigormortiz

DMG - Rigormortiz

Rap-A-Lot Records1993
Too Much Trouble - Player's Choice

Too Much Trouble - Player's Choice

Rap-A-Lot Records1993
Big Mello - Wegonefunkwichamind
  • A Ride 4 Yo Azz

Big Mello - Wegonefunkwichamind

Rap-A-Lot Records1994
5th Ward Boyz - Gangsta Funk
  • Ghetto Curse Words

5th Ward Boyz - Gangsta Funk

Rap-A-Lot Records, Underground Records1994
Scarface - The Diary
  • I Seen A Man Die

Scarface - The Diary

Rap-A-Lot Records1994
Odd Squad - Fadanuf Fa Erybody!!
  • Da Squad

Odd Squad - Fadanuf Fa Erybody!!

Rap-A-Lot Records1994
Big Mike - Somethin' Serious
  • Creepin - Rollin

Big Mike - Somethin' Serious

Rap-A-Lot Records1994
5th Ward Juvenilez - Deadly Groundz

5th Ward Juvenilez - Deadly Groundz

Rap-A-Lot Records, Underground Records1995
Jason's Lyric - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • Jesse James

Various - Jason's Lyric - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Mercury1995
5th Ward Boyz - Rated G
  • Situations

5th Ward Boyz - Rated G

Rap-A-Lot Records, Underground Records1995
Menace Clan - Da Hood
  • Da Bullet

Menace Clan - Da Hood

Rap-A-Lot Records1995
Jamal - Last Chance, No Breaks
  • Da Come Up

Jamal - Last Chance, No Breaks

Rowdy Records1995
Tales From The Hood (The Soundtrack)
  • Face Mob

Various - Tales From The Hood (The Soundtrack)

MCA Soundtracks1995
Poppa LQ - Your Entertainment, My Reality
  • Housen The Scene

Poppa LQ - Your Entertainment, My Reality

Rap-A-Lot Records1995
Bushwick Bill - Phantom Of The Rapra
  • Phantom's Reprise

Bushwick Bill - Phantom Of The Rapra

Rap-A-Lot Records1995
Do Or Die - Picture This
  • Kill Or Be Killed

Do Or Die - Picture This

Rap-A-Lot Records, Neighborhood Watch Records1996
3-2 - The Wicked Buddah Baby
  • Turning Lane

3-2 - The Wicked Buddah Baby

Rap-A-Lot Records, Noo Trybe Records1996
Rappin' 4-Tay - Off Parole
  • Off Parole

Rappin' 4-Tay - Off Parole

Chrysalis, Rag Top Records1996
Geto Boys - The Resurrection
  • The World Is A Ghetto

Geto Boys - The Resurrection

Rap-A-Lot Records1996
Original Gangstas (The Soundtrack)
  • Rivals

Various - Original Gangstas (The Soundtrack)

Noo Trybe Records1996
Facemob - The Other Side Of The Law
  • Black Woman

Facemob - The Other Side Of The Law

Interface, Rap-A-Lot Records, Noo Trybe Records1996
High School High (Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture)
  • Skrilla

Various - High School High (Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture)

Big Beat1996
Luniz - Lunitik Muzik
  • Highest Niggaz In The Industry

Luniz - Lunitik Muzik

Noo Trybe Records, C-Note Records1997
3X Krazy - Stackin Chips
  • Open Your Eyes

3X Krazy - Stackin Chips

Noo Trybe Records1997
Scarface - The Untouchable
  • Mary Jane

Scarface - The Untouchable

Rap-A-Lot Records1997
Big Mike - Still Serious
  • Southern Dialect

Big Mike - Still Serious

Rap-A-Lot Records, Noo Trybe Records1997
Seagram - Souls On Ice
  • Sleepin In My Nikes

Seagram - Souls On Ice

Rap-A-Lot Records1997
5th Ward Boyz - Usual Suspects
  • Hollyhood

5th Ward Boyz - Usual Suspects

Rap-A-Lot Records1997
Scarface - My Homies
  • Fuck Faces

Scarface - My Homies

Rap-A-Lot Records, Interface1998
Blac Monks - No Mercy
  • Grim Reaper

Blac Monks - No Mercy

Rap-A-Lot Records1998
Johnny P - The Next
  • Take It Like A Playa (Up Tempo)

Johnny P - The Next

Rap-A-Lot Records1998
Caught Up - Music From The Motion Picture
  • Girl

Various - Caught Up - Music From The Motion Picture

Noo Trybe Records1998
Geto Boys - Da Good Da Bad & Da Ugly
  • Gangsta (Put Me Down)

Geto Boys - Da Good Da Bad & Da Ugly

Rap-A-Lot Records1998
Yukmouth - Thugged Out: The Albulation
  • City Of Dope

Yukmouth - Thugged Out: The Albulation

Rap-A-Lot Records1998
Do Or Die - Headz Or Tailz
  • Choppin Up That Paper

Do Or Die - Headz Or Tailz

Neighborhood Watch Records, Rap-A-Lot Records1998
A-G-2-A-KE - Mil-Ticket
  • Mo Power

A-G-2-A-KE - Mil-Ticket

Rap-A-Lot Records, Interface1998
Ghetto Twiinz - No Pain No Gain
  • No Sunshine

Ghetto Twiinz - No Pain No Gain

Rap-A-Lot Records, Upper Level Records1998
Big Mike - Hard To Hit
  • Southern Supreme

Big Mike - Hard To Hit

Rap-A-Lot Records1999
MC Breed - 2 For The Show
  • Better Now

MC Breed - 2 For The Show

Power Records1999
Realest Ni@@as Down South
  • The Realest

Various - Realest Ni@@as Down South

Rap-A-Lot Records, Priority Records1999
Scarface - The Last Of A Dying Breed
  • O.G. To Me

Scarface - The Last Of A Dying Breed

Rap-A-Lot Records2000
OZ - The Soundtrack
  • Behind The Walls

Various - OZ - The Soundtrack

Avatar, Nettwerk2000
Do Or Die - Victory
  • Already Know

Do Or Die - Victory

Rap-A-Lot Records2000
C-Bo - Enemy Of The State
  • Crippin'

C-Bo - Enemy Of The State

Warlock Records, West Coast Mafia Records2000
Outlawz - Ride Wit Us Or Collide Wit Us
  • Who?

Outlawz - Ride Wit Us Or Collide Wit Us

Outlaw Recordz2000
Kurupt - Space Boogie: Smoke Oddessey
  • Gangsta's

Kurupt - Space Boogie: Smoke Oddessey

Artemis Records, Antra Records2001
Snypaz - Livin’ In The Scope
  • Hot Onez

Snypaz - Livin’ In The Scope

Rap-A-Lot Records2001
5th Ward Boyz - Recognize The Mob
  • Concrete Hell Pt.2

5th Ward Boyz - Recognize The Mob

Underground Records2001
Outlawz - Novakane
  • Die If You Wanna

Outlawz - Novakane

Outlaw Recordz2001
Daz Dillinger Presents Who Ride Wit Us Vol. 1
  • Fyde Ryde

Various - Daz Dillinger Presents Who Ride Wit Us - Tha Compalation Vol. 1

DPG Recordz2001
Yukmouth - Thug Lord: The New Testament
  • Regime Killers 2001

Yukmouth - Thug Lord: The New Testament

Rap-A-Lot Records, Smoke-A-Lot Records2001
Dorasel - Unleash The Beast
  • Do The Math

Dorasel - Unleash The Beast

Rap-A-Lot Records2001
Bully - Music From The Larry Clark Film
  • We About To Get F**k Up

Various - Bully - Music From The Larry Clark Film

OCF Entertainment2001
Sherm - Sherm Smoke
  • Fryed Ryde

Sherm - Sherm Smoke

Dean's List2001
Richie Rich - The Game

Richie Rich - The Game

Ten-Six Records2001
DPG - Dillinger & Young Gotti
  • We Livin Gangsta Like

DPG - Dillinger & Young Gotti

DPG Recordz2001
Daz Dillinger - This Is The Life I Lead
  • Keep It Gangsta (Remix)

Daz Dillinger - This Is The Life I Lead

DPG Recordz2002
King T. - The Kingdom Come
  • The Original

King T. - The Kingdom Come

Greedy Green Entertainment2002
Scarface - Greatest Hits
  • Fuck Faces

Scarface - Greatest Hits

Rap-A-Lot Records2002
Scarface - The Fix
  • Fixed

Scarface - The Fix

Def Jam South2002
Fatal - Fatal
  • Thug 4 Life

Fatal - Fatal

Rap-A-Lot Records2002
Outlawz - Worldwide
  • Cry For Help

Outlawz - Worldwide

Outlaw Recordz, Fortress Entertainment2002
Devin The Dude - Just Tryin' Ta Live
  • Fa Sho

Devin The Dude - Just Tryin' Ta Live

Rap-A-Lot Records2002
E-40 "The Ballatician" - Grit & Grind
  • My Cup

E-40 "The Ballatician" - Grit & Grind

Jive2002
Outlawz Presents Young Noble - Noble Justice
  • Dead Or Alive

Outlawz Presents Young Noble - Noble Justice

Outlaw Recordz, Big G Entertainment2002
Snypaz - Snypaz
  • Problems

Snypaz - Snypaz

Rap-A-Lot Records2002
Tela - Double Dose
  • Strive

Tela - Double Dose

Rap-A-Lot Records2002
Young Noble & JT The Bigga Figga Present Street Warz

Various - Young Noble & JT The Bigga Figga Present Street Warz

Get Low Recordz2002
Outlawz - Neva Surrenda: The Rap-A-Lot Sessions
  • Move Somethin'

Outlawz - Neva Surrenda: The Rap-A-Lot Sessions

Rap-A-Lot Records, Outlaw Recordz2002
Kastro & Edi - Blood Brothers
  • Just Us

Kastro & Edi - Blood Brothers

Outlaw Recordz, Big G Entertainment2002
Hellraza - Hell Razed Us
  • Taught You Betta

Hellraza - Hell Razed Us

Outlaw Recordz2002
Big Syke - Big Syke
  • Frontline

Big Syke - Big Syke

Rap-A-Lot Records2002
Yukmouth - Godzilla
  • Ya Boy

Yukmouth - Godzilla

Rap-A-Lot 4 Life, J. Prince Entertainment2003
Lil Keke & Slim Thug - The Big Unit
  • This How We Do

Lil Keke & Slim Thug - The Big Unit

Noddfactor Entertainment2003
Scarface - Balls And My Word
  • Mary II

Scarface - Balls And My Word

Rap-A-Lot Records2003
Trae - Same Thing, Different Day
  • Let Me Live

Trae - Same Thing, Different Day

G-Maab Entertainment2004
Z-Ro - The Life Of Joseph W. McVey
  • II Many Ni***z (Screwed)

Z-Ro - The Life Of Joseph W. McVey

Rap-A-Lot 4 Life, J. Prince Entertainment2004
Yukmouth Presents United Ghettos Of America Vol. 2
  • I Love Dro

Yukmouth - United Ghettos Of America Vol. 2

Rap-A-Lot 4 Life, Smoke-A-Lot Records2004
Geto Boys - The Foundation
  • Declaration Of War

Geto Boys - The Foundation

Rap-A-Lot 4 Life2004
UTP - Nolia Clap
  • Gangsta

UTP - Nolia Clap

UTP Records, Rap-A-Lot 4 Life2004
Devin The Dude - To Tha X-Treme
  • Don't Go

Devin The Dude - To Tha X-Treme

Rap-A-Lot 4 Life, J. Prince Entertainment2004
Bun B - Trill
  • Im A

Bun B - Trill

Rap-A-Lot Records2005
Z-Ro - Let The Truth Be Told
  • Don't Wanna Hurt Nobody

Z-Ro - Let The Truth Be Told

Rap-A-Lot Records2005
Lil' Flip & Z-Ro - Kings Of The South
  • Never Let The Game Go

Lil' Flip & Z-Ro - Kings Of The South

PayDay, Clover G Records2005
Kurupt - Kurupt's Greatest
  • Treat Her Like A Lady

Kurupt - Kurupt's Greatest

Treacherous Records, Bungalo Records2005
Dirty - Hood Stories
  • Stop Lyin'

Dirty - Hood Stories

Rap-A-Lot Records2005
Bushwick Bill - Gutta Mixx
  • Dowhatyoudo (Streetmix)

Bushwick Bill - Gutta Mixx

$ers-n-¢s Ent., Lightyear Entertainment, Adex Records2005
Pimp C - The Sweet James Jones Stories
  • I'm A Hustler

Pimp C - The Sweet James Jones Stories

Rap-A-Lot 4 Life, Rap-A-Lot Records2005
Z-Ro - Im Still Livin
  • T.H.U.G. (True Hero Under God)

Z-Ro - Im Still Livin

Rap-A-Lot 4 Life2006
Scarface - My Homies, Part 2
  • Man Cry

Scarface - My Homies, Part 2

Rap-A-Lot Records2006
Pimp C - Pimpalation (The Pimp Is Free!)
  • Working The Wheel

Pimp C - Pimpalation (The Pimp Is Free!)

Rap-A-Lot 4 Life, Wood Wheel Records2006
Juvenile - Reality Check
  • Pop U

Juvenile - Reality Check

Atlantic2006
Trae - Restless
  • D. Swang

Trae - Restless

G-Maab Entertainment, Rap-A-Lot 4 Life, Asylum Records2006
C-Bo - Money To Burn

C-Bo - Money To Burn

West Coast Mafia Records2006
Makaveli Presents Musza Mil - Reparation Is Due
  • Make A Change

Makaveli Presents Musza Mil - Reparation Is Due

X-Ray Records2006
kanYeWest - Graduation
  • Stronger

kanYeWest - Graduation

Roc-A-Fella Records2007
Devin The Dude - Waitin' To Inhale
  • Nothin' To Roll With

Devin The Dude - Waitin' To Inhale

Rap-A-Lot 4 Life2007
Trae - Life Goes On
  • Life Goes On

Trae - Life Goes On

G-Maab Entertainment, Rap-A-Lot 4 Life, Asylum Records2007
Scarface - Made
  • Boy Meets Girl

Scarface - Made

Rap-A-Lot 4 Life2007
UTP - Back Like We Left Something
  • Give It Up

UTP - Back Like We Left Something

Rap-A-Lot 4 Life, J. Prince Entertainment, Asylum Records2007
Trae - The Beginning
  • Watch Ova Momma

Trae - The Beginning

Rap-A-Lot 4 Life, J. Prince Entertainment2008
Devin The Dude - Hi Life
  • Where Can We Go

Devin The Dude - Hi Life

Rap-A-Lot 4 Life, J. Prince Entertainment2008
Scarface - Emeritus
  • Intro / Outro

Scarface - Emeritus

Rap-A-Lot 4 Life, J. Prince Entertainment2008
Yukmouth - Million Dollar Mouthpiece
  • West Coast Don

Yukmouth - Million Dollar Mouthpiece

Rap-A-Lot 4 Life, Smoke-A-Lot Records, J. Prince Entertainment2008
UGK - UGK 4 Life
  • Texas Ave Interlude

UGK - UGK 4 Life

Jive2009
Mike Jones - The Voice
  • Houston Oilers

Mike Jones - The Voice

Ice Age Ent., Swishahouse, Warner Bros. Records2009
Devin The Dude - Suite #420
  • I Can't Handle It

Devin The Dude - Suite #420

E1 Music2010
Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
  • Who Will Survive In America

Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Roc-A-Fella Records2010
Kid Cudi - Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager
  • Trapped In My Mind

Kid Cudi - Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager

GOOD Music2010
Pimp C - The Naked Soul Of Sweet Jones
  • Made 4

Pimp C - The Naked Soul Of Sweet Jones

Rap-A-Lot Records2010
Big Sean - Finally Famous
  • Marvin & Chardonnay

Big Sean - Finally Famous

Def Jam Recordings, G.O.O.D. Music2011
Pimp C - Still Pimping
  • Bread Up

Pimp C - Still Pimping

Rap-A-Lot 4 Life2011
DJ Drama - Third Power

DJ Drama - Third Power

E1 Music2011
Kanye West Presents GOOD Music - Cruel Summer
  • Bliss

Kanye West Presents GOOD Music - Cruel Summer

Def Jam Recordings, G.O.O.D. Music2012
2 Chainz - Based On A T.R.U. Story
  • Birthday Song

2 Chainz - Based On A T.R.U. Story

Island Def Jam Music Group2012
Jay-Z - Magna Carta Holy Grail
  • Nickels And Dimes

Jay-Z - Magna Carta Holy Grail

Roc-A-Fella Records, RocNation2013
Music From Baz Luhrmann's Film The Great Gatsby
  • No Church In The Wild

Various - Music From Baz Luhrmann's Film The Great Gatsby

Interscope Records2013
Kanye West - Yeezus
  • On Sight

Kanye West - Yeezus

Def Jam Recordings2013
Yukmouth Presents The Regime - The Last Dragon
  • Intro (Yukmouth)

Yukmouth Presents The Regime - The Last Dragon

Smoke-A-Lot Records, City Hall Records2013
Yukmouth Presents The Regime - Dragon Gang
  • Dragon Gang Intro

Yukmouth Presents The Regime - Dragon Gang

RBC Records, Smoke-A-Lot Records2013