Frequent Kanye West collaborator and longtime music industry pioneer Mike Dean has signed a publishing deal today with Warner/Chappell. Exact terms of the deal are not yet known, but the agreement will include the label handling all of Dean's past and future songwriting. Dean's track record in hip-hop speaks for itself, having worked with almost anyone you can think of including 2pac, Jay Z, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, and a vast range of Southern artists for which helped earn Dean the tag as major innovator in Southern hip-hop.

I am excited to work with Warner/Chappell and Big Jon on expanding my musical palate, and be able to continue to innovate and push music forward.

[via MissInfo]

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