The Blueprint 2, The Gift & The Curse: Where Are They Now?

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  • Just Blaze
  • Rakim
  • Dr. Dre
  • Scott Storch
  • Truth Hurts
  • Beyoncé
  • Sean Paul
  • LaToiya Williams
  • Big Boi
  • Killer Mike
  • Sleepy Brown
  • Twista
  • The Neptunes
  • No I.D.
  • Lenny Kravitz
  • Heavy D
  • M.O.P.
  • Beanie Sigel
  • Scarface
  • Charlemagne
  • Memphis Bleek
  • Freeway
  • Young Gunz
  • Peedi Peedi
  • Omillio Sparks
  • Rell
  • Jimi Kendrix
  • Charles "Big Chuck" Stanton
  • Darrell "Digga" Branch
  • Ron Feemster
  • Young Guru
  • Kanye West
  • Jay-Z
  • The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse: Where Are They Now?
  • Notorious B.I.G.
  • Faith Evans

Dr. Dre

It's kind of strange that Jay-Z included a sequel/remix to a three-year-old Dr. Dre song here, as "The Watcher 2." Even stranger: It's one of the few cases where the sequel's better than the original. Dre and Scott Storch flip the beat nicely, and Dre deftly delivers his verse, no doubt written by Hov. Dre's been a bit reclusive in the years since, locking himself away to work on his long-delayed, winged-unicorn of an album, Detox. But he's still had a huge impact over the year or so, headlining at Coachella, making a killing when he sold his Beats By Dre headphone company, and most recently, executive-producing and rhyming on Kendrick Lamar's acclaimed debut album, which dropped on his Aftermath imprint.

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