On My Own: The Best Solo Breakouts

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  • Smokey Robinson
  • Ice Cube
  • Dr. Dre
  • Bobby Brown
  • R. Kelly
  • Beyoncé
  • Michael Jackson
  • Prodigy
  • Curtis Mayfield
  • Lauryn Hill
  • Diana Ross
  • Busta Rhymes
  • Teddy Pendergrass

Dr. Dre

Ironically, the same year that Dr. Dre and his N.W.A. bandmates lit into Cube for leaving the group on Efil4zaggin, Dre himself, like Cube, left the group after citing differences with Heller and Eazy E. Dre released his amazing debut, The Chronic, on Death Row, the label he co-founded with former bodyguard Suge Knight, a year later.   

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