Dean Dawson (sometimes only Dean) is a rapper from Berlin, Germany. He entered the hip hop scene in the 1990s with fellow rapper Harris under the pseudonym Spezializtz. They established a record label called G.B.Z. Imperium.
Dawson and Harris signed and collaborated with a number if artists but failed to make a big impact on the charts. After ending his group with Harris, Dawson started his own hip-hip record label called Streetlife Entertainment. Dawson proved to be a worthy lyricist and respectable rapper. His most famous song is "Streetlife," a collaboration with rapper DMX.