I'm a Boss: Artists-Turned-Executives

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  • Jeezy
  • Ne-Yo
  • Dr. Dre
  • Rick Ross
  • 50 Cent
  • T.I.
  • Eminem
  • Jay Z
  • Birdman
  • Lil Wayne
  • Master P
  • Kanye West
  • J. Cole
  • Drake

Dr. Dre

Dr. Dre first made history as N.W.A.'s pioneering rapper-producer, but he's arguably had just as much impact as a label executive behind some of hip hop's biggest icons: He co-founded G-funk stronghold Death Row Records, which launched Snoop's career and was a home to Tupac as well. He then started Aftermath Entertainment, home to Eminem and 50 Cent.

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