Dean Michael Martinez-Atilano was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico in the county of bernalillo at the University of New Mexico Hospital on December 24th 1992 moved to california when I was 5 and we lived with my Aunt Patricia in Tustin, Calif. He came across “One Mic” by Nas and the age of 9 from there he was infatuated by hip-hop to the point where he would have it on repeat on his cd player or walkman at the time.
At around the age of 8 or 9 he started writing my own lyrics over songs and finally on YouTube where he had endless options of beats to. listen too. middle school I would start recording with some equipment my brothers Sean and Kenny Martinez helped me buy and setup. I started testing the waters and I really believed I could do this. So I started freestyling and switching up my style by rapping about the present with likes and a similar style to try and beef up the way I learned how to be more efficient with my delivery. A protege and signee OC Compton Menace of MHG ( Money Hogg Gang) which is big bro’s Label and there is an independent movement and we have a lot of talented artists and producers on our team as well.
Mike Dean is currently working on his upcoming have an album coming out titled “Almost Famous” it’s a sarcastic dry side of me that’s why the name fits so well. I take my music seriously but I also love making it. It’s a whole vibe and feel to every song.
just got a track with Caskey titled “TRVP”.
The upcoming album with more special guests from King Los and Dalyt so think of my new album coming soon “Almost Famous”.
RESPECT.: What inspired your artist name? And where did you get the name from?
Mike Dean: When I was 8 or 9 I came across Nas and the song off the Stillmatic album “One Mic” which lead me to music and inspiration to pursue music under kind of my real name Michael and i just decided why not have my actual name flipped backwards because thats really the vibe i felt. lol until i found out about the producer Mike Dean lmao then it starts alot of conversation like im his son or something lol but Nas def inspired me through that song.
RESPECT.: Where are you from (born and raised)?
Mike Dean: Mike Dean was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and was partially raised there until I moved to California when I was 5. So back in 1999-2000, we moved to raised around Garden Grove, Orange, Anaheim, Santa Ana, alot of different locations but i was mostly raised in Cali.
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