The Evolution of Kendrick Lamar

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The Next Episode

In the wake of the success of Section.80, Kendrick inked with Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment. Not only did the deal move Kendrick to the big leagues, but it firmly aligned him with a long legacy of iconic Dre protégés, from Snoop Dogg to Eminem to 50 Cent to Game.

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