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Mike Dean, the Godfather of Gangsta Rap Engineering, chopped it up with Montreality for a bevy of hot topics including the oft-delayed Kanye West SWISH album and how his G.O.O.D. Music counterpart Travi$ Scott in faring in the studio.

It’s just in progress,” the Houston native explained of West’s seventh studio album. “Whenever Kanye says it’s done, it’s done.” He had a similar update Scott’s debut, Rodeo.

Dean got his start working opposite Scarface and the Geto Boys in the early 1990s and went to produce for other Rap-A-Lot and related artists such as UGK, Tha Dogg Pound, Nate Dogg and the legendary Tupac Shakur (who he dubs as the “Greatest Rapper of All-Time”).

He also been a studio staple on the bulk of Kanye West’s albums including his dual venture with Jay Z in 2011’s Watch the Throne.

Watch Mike Dean puff his blunt and do his best not to spill the secrets he’s sitting on in the video below.

Photo: Montreality