Mike Dean Reassures Concerned Fans That No, He's Not Kanye's Hostage

Mike Dean has been producing, mixing, and mastering Kanye West’s music for years now, having originally connected after Yeezy heard Dean’s mix on Scarface’s “Guess Who’s Back.” Since then, he has contributed to the majority of Ye’s catalog, including his favorite of the bunch, Yeezus. 

Now, he’s once again been tapped to handle business behind the boards for the upcoming Donda, which is currently projected for an early August release. Though that wasn’t always the case, as the project was originally slated to drop on July 23rd. In a turn of events not entirely dissimilar to the pre-Ye rollout of the Surgical Summer, Dean was left scrambling to mix and master the album in time for its big release.

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