I'm a Boss: Artists-Turned-Executives

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

Jay Z

Jay Z's been making boardroom moves ever since he founded Roc-A-Fella Records with Damon Dash and Kareem "Biggs" Burke to put out his 1996 debut, Reasonable Doubt, when the major labels were rejecting him. The Roc went on to launch the likes of Kanye West and Beanie Sigel, and a successful clothing brand. Jay eventually became president of Def Jam before starting his new Roc Nation imprint, which expanded even further -- into the sports agent arena -- in 2013.

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