While we originally speculated that Nardwuar had finally accomplished his goal of interviewing Kanye West, since the best interviewer in the game was pictured with both Mike Dean and Tony Williams during the Vancouver stop on the Saint Pablo Tour, we still will have to wait. Fortunately however, we weren’t too far off, as Nardwuar still did interview the legendary Mike Dean, a pioneer of Texas rap and a producer of some of your favorite Kanye West records.
During their interview, Nardwuar asks Dean about his Texas roots, his infamous studio bus and more. And as always, Nardwuar came with some awesome vinyls. We would have loved a Kanye interview, but a Mike Dean interview isn’t too shabby either.
Here at The Early Registration we like to pride ourselves on our music knowledge. To stay polished on our musical expertise, our new feature is a little game of musical “6 Degrees”. For those who are unfamiliar, six degrees of separation is the theory that everyone in the world is connected by six or fewer steps, so we are now taking the liberty of connecting musicians whom you would never think could be connected, in exactly six steps. This week our 6˚ piece is dedicated to Kanye West’s new banger ‘All Day‘ and the vast team of nearly 20 artists and writers behind the track, which include Kendrick Lamar, French Montana, Vic Mensa and more. To keep things interesting we challenged ourself to connect one of its more random co-writers, rapper French Montana, to Allan Kingdom, the young Minnesota rapper featured on the track. The twist is can we do this using only other writers/artists credited on ‘All Day’? Find out below!
Rapper Freddie Gibbs and the legendary Mike Dean bring us their collaborative track ‘Sellin’ Dope’. The track is fire and Los Santos listeners can find the track in the PS4 and XBox One versions of the new Grand Theft Auto V. Give the track a listen below.
Last night after much anticipation, Common brought Kanye West on the stage to perform at 16-song surprise setlist at the first annual AAHH! Fest in Chicago. Only The Early Registration and a bunch of dedicated fans were there to catch the performance in the front row. Check out some of our great and exclusive pictures and videos of Mr. West.
The hit single “Made in America,” from Kanye West and Jay Z’s critically acclaimed collaboration album Watch the Throne, is now the subject of a $3 million dollar lawsuit. New York artist Joel Mac claims that the song, which features Frank Ocean and Mike Dean, copies the lyrical themes of his 2009 track, also titled “Made in America.”