20 Ways Dr. Dre's The Chronic Changed Music

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Rappers Boss Up

After The Chronic's groundbreaking success, Dr. Dre's role as founder and executive at Death Row became the new measure of success for rappers. Tired of merely working for major labels, artists began starting their own, or demanding the labels that emply them give them their own imprints. Nowadays rappers own sports teams and major clothing lines, but The Chronic and Dre paved the way. 

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