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Dr. Dre

Having lived through many cycles in hip-hop, Dr. Dre’s value can’t possibly be overstated. Breaking out with N.W.A, he went on to make Death Row’s institution a household name, bringing Snoop Dogg up with him. Breaking away to start his own Aftermath imprint, Dre’s next huge prospect was Eminem. Once Em became a star, Dre’s personal investment in the Shady brand helped 50 Cent become a superstar. Also responsible for Compton’s own Game, Dre’s latest means of positioning himself within the greater culture have been through his Beats By Dre headphones line, which was acquired by Apple for $3.2 billion and TDE sensation Kendrick Lamar.

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