Rebuilding: When Rap Bosses Revamp Their Crews

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  • Rick Ross and Maybach Music Group
  • Kanye West and G.O.O.D. Music
  • Dr. Dre, Aftermath
  • Eminem and Shady 2.0
  • Suge Knight and Death Row
  • Darrin "Dee" Dean, Joaquin "Waah" Dean
  • 112012 music rebuilding crew boss master p fat trel alley boy
  • Roc Nation
  • Diddy and Bad Boy 2.0
  • T.I. and Grand Hustle

Dr. Dre and Aftermath

Dr. Dre has repeatedly shown a knack for revamping his entourage to fuel his own career comebacks. In 1996, Dre departed from Death Row, leaving West Coast legends like Tupac, Snoop Dogg and Tha Dogg Pound behind to form Aftermath Entertainment. The label floundered initially, with acts including King Tee and the Firm, but blew up after Dre signed Eminem in 1998. That signing led to Dre working with 50 Cent, Game and, most recently, Kendrick Lamar. It's a new day indeed.

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