Producer Mike Dean Admits To Stealing Unreleased 2Pac Songs From Suge Knight
(AllHipHop News) His list of production credits include Scarface, 2Pac, Jay-Z, and he has contributed to every Kanye West album. Of course someone with that vast experience in the music industry has plenty of stories to tell.
During an interview with HuffPost Live, Dean, who started his career at Rap-A-Lot Records, talks about his interactions with 2Pac and Suge Knight.
“[2Pac, Scarface, and I] hung out. He played the Makaveli album for us, uncut, where he was talking about all the people he hated. All the stuff they took out of the album,” said Dean. “Lot’s of shots at Puffy, and B.I.G., Dre, saying their names, [and how he] was going to kill them.”
Dean says that he leaked some of Tupac’s more controversial unreleased material after his death.
“After [2Pac] died, Daz Dillinger and I stole a bunch of reels from Suge Knight,” admits Dean. “We released like six songs that were really crazy talking.”
When asked if he was fearful that Suge would retaliate against him for stealing Pac’s tracks, Dean made it clear he was not afraid of the former Death Row boss.
“I’m not worried about Suge,” said Dean. “I came from Rap-A-Lot. They learned their gangsta from us.”
Dean also goes on to talk about seeing Suge Knight smack an engineer, Tha Dogg Pound hiding out from Suge at his apartment, and having to pull out his pistol on a friend at work.
Watch the full interview below.