Shine On: From Protégé to Star

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Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar was signed to Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment in 2011, but his major-label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d. city, already hailed by many as a classic, debuted at No. 1 and went gold with minimal input from his mentor — Dre mixed a few tracks, rapped on two, and didn't produce any.

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