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Dun Deal Wrongfully Jailed for 10 Days After Accepting a Facebook Friend Request

Dun Deal was connected to an Augusta, Ga. robbery via Facebook despite the fact that he had never been to the town.

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Producer Dun Deal Wins $300,000 Settlement in Georgia Court

Dun Deal has been awarded a nice sum after a 2014 arrest was made on false grounds.

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Premiere: Gucci Mane “Stand 4 It” (Produced By Dun Deal)

Trap God season is here.

It's the month of October, which means 10/17 is right around the corner. With Gucci Mane preparing to release his next LP, Trap God 3, he's been releasing solid previews like "Speed Bumps...

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Hip-hop has come a long way since its beginnings 40 years ago, and its influence has spread out on a global level. Now, another generation of rappers and producers is emerging to take hip-hop further into the next decade, and they've taken the influences of those that walked in the same shoes in the past 20 years and modernized it for what's coming next. But for each of these artists, there has been one song or album that changed their lives and made them want to have a career in hip-hop. With that in mind, XXL asked 23 rappers and producers to pinpoint the one song or album that changed their lives in a way that pushed them to think differently, to relate to their music or to enter hip-hop at all in the first place. —XXL Staff
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23 Rappers And Producers On The Music That Changed Their Lives

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Sway may not have the answers to everything, but he's not the only one; everyone needs a little advice along the way as they try to navigate their way through the world, and rappers are no different. Whether it's making career decisions, dealing with the music industry, or just trying to survive in the world, a little advice can go a long way toward helping people figure things out in the best way possible. With that in mind, XXL spoke to 12 rappers and producers and asked them to share with us the best advice they've ever gotten, from mentors, publicists, managers or fellow artists. Higher learning. —XXL Staff
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12 Rappers And Producers On The Best Advice They Ever Received

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Dun Deal Explains How He Developed His Sound

Dun Deal has been grinding for a minute now behind the boards in Atlanta, but the past year has seen his visibility and popularity skyrocket after he crafted genuine breakout hits like Migos' "Hannah Montana" and Young Thug's "Stoner...

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One glance at Dun Deal's production discography is enough to believe that the young Atlanta-By-Way-Of-California producer is going to have the streets on lock for a long time. Gucci Mane, Future, Rich Homie Quan, Young Thug, Kevin Gates, Ty Dolla $ign, Migos—the list goes on and on, with each track a banger. But he's not necessarily new to the boards—Dun got his start in production around a decade ago, initially by necessity instead of an interest in crafting sounds.

"I was rapping at first, me and a group of friends, and we ended up being signed to a label," he said during a phone call with XXL last week. "They gave us some budget money and stuff, and my friends spent their budget money, so we really couldn't get any production. I took my money and bought some music equipment, and just started producing. Just trying to figure it out."

From there, Dun Deal's career took a sharp turn, as he stepped away from the microphone and stepped into the musical driver's seat. "I had never done anything with any type of music before, as far as production," he said. "I just kind of had an ear for it. I knew what sounded good. So I just stayed in my mom's basement for about a year trying to figure it out, and I ended up getting it."

From Thug's "Stoner" to Migos' "Hannah Montana" to Kevin Gates' brand-new "Stop Lyin'" off his mixtape that dropped today, By Any Means, XXL asked Dun Deal to break down the stories behind some of his biggest productions. Turn up. —Dan Rys (@danrys)
One glance at Dun Deal's production discography is enough to believe that the young Atlanta-By-Way-Of-California producer is going to have the streets on lock for a long time. Gucci Mane, Future, Rich Homie Quan, Young Thug, Kevin Gates, Ty Dolla $ign, Migos—the list goes on and on, with each track a banger. But he's not necessarily new to the boards—Dun got his start in production around a decade ago, initially by necessity instead of an interest in crafting sounds.

"I was rapping at first, me and a group of friends, and we ended up being signed to a label," he said during a phone call with XXL last week. "They gave us some budget money and stuff, and my friends spent their budget money, so we really couldn't get any production. I took my money and bought some music equipment, and just started producing. Just trying to figure it out."

From there, Dun Deal's career took a sharp turn, as he stepped away from the microphone and stepped into the musical driver's seat. "I had never done anything with any type of music before, as far as production," he said. "I just kind of had an ear for it. I knew what sounded good. So I just stayed in my mom's basement for about a year trying to figure it out, and I ended up getting it."

From Thug's "Stoner" to Migos' "Hannah Montana" to Kevin Gates' brand-new "Stop Lyin'" off his mixtape that dropped today, By Any Means, XXL asked Dun Deal to break down the stories behind some of his biggest productions. Turn up. —Dan Rys (@danrys)
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Dun Deal On Producing For Young Thug, Future, Gucci Mane And More

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8 Atlanta Artists Break Down Hip-Hop’s Buzzing Movement

Atlanta has always been a hotbed for new talent, putting on the biggest names in hip-hop like OutKast, Ludacris, Gucci Mane and more. Now, another crop of artists are pushing through regional barriers and making their presence felt on a national level...

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