Rebuilding: When Rap Bosses Revamp Their Crews

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  • Roc Nation
  • Diddy and Bad Boy 2.0
  • T.I. and Grand Hustle
  • 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

Jay-Z and Roc Nation

After his record label Roc-A-Fella's golden-era incarnation — which included Beanie Sigel, Memphis Bleek and more — dwindled in the wake of co-founders Damon Dash and Kareem "Biggs" Burke's departure, Jay Z kept the diamond alive in 2008 by forming Roc Nation, his partnership with Live Nation that features talents like Rihanna, J. Cole and Rita Ora.

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