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7. Jerry Heller’s Alleged Shady Business Breaks Up Ruthless Records

Jerry Heller’s Ruthless Records was unquestionably a hugely important hip-hop label with acts such as Eazy-E, N.W.A., and others releasing classic, influential records. However, it was the label’s demise that led to even greater things. Ruthless Records’s founder Jerry Heller’s alleged money-grubbing ways paved the way for Ice Cube’s departure from the label, which launched one of the greatest solo rap careers ever. Oh, and a guy named Dr. Dre’s, too.

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