In the 90s, Mike Dean was one of the innovators of the Dirty South sound as the producer for Rap-A-Lot Records’ artists like Scarface and Pimp C. Then he went on to produce for Kanye West, and play guitar during ‘Ye’s live shows. Dean’s also been behind the boards for acts like Beyonce and TheWeeknd.
It’s a pretty impressive resume. But it is all trumped by what we just learned from fellow H-Towner Z-Ro.
In an interview with Noisey, Z explains that Mike Dean has a bird who will steal your weed:
How do you even record all of this? How?
All my stuff is at my house now. I went to Mike Dean’s house, and he turned me against going to studios. ‘Cause it was some weird shit going on in there.
Mike Dean? No way.
It was crazy. I pulled up, started writing down notes. Shit was crazy. Smoking weed in this bitch. They got a bird in the house. They trained the bird to swoop down to snatch the motherfucking swisher out your hand and take it to his chick.
Wait a minute.
One minute, you’re just smoking. The bird don’t even screech or nothing. You look down and the blunt—
The blunt is gone! You can’t even say nothing. You still dumbfounded by the bird. And then you see the sheep dog. These motherfuckers are so high, they done gave the dog a haircut.
Can you even be mad when a well-trained bird steals your weed? We guess it depends on how much you were able to get into before the aerial theft goes down.