At an early age, Royal a.k.a. The Dean (born Nadine Johnson) fell in love with rhyme and hip-hop. She began experimenting with writing rhymes at about the age of eight. Over time, her elementary rhymes morphed into poetry and spoken word. In 2000, Royal’s writing shifted back towards hip-hop/rap. Over the last ten to fifteen years, Royal has worked with artists, producers, and audio engineers, such as the Versatile Villainz (Skitzfran, 5Starz, and the Oracle), Fhat Rob, J Reddy, and Jae Payne of MegaBuck Entertainment. She looks forward to networking with more artists and producers.