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22 Aftermath Artists Who Have Left The Label

Plenty of artists have come through Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment since he founded it in 1996. Which have stuck around?

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Jon Connor’s Debut Album Is On the Way

The past year had been quiet for 2014 XXL Freshman Jon Connor, with only a handful of guest appearances to his name while he's been holed up in the Aftermath Studios...

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Kendrick Lamar “The Blacker The Berry”

"I'm African-American/ I'm African/ I'm black as the heart of a fucking Aryan."

Kendrick Lamar is short on qualifiers. This afternoon (Feb...

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Grammy Award Winning Producer Focus is a multi-faceted beat-maker who has transcended the essence of music with his seamless productions. After being enshrined in the history books for his Grammy-caliber production on Beyonce’s critically acclaimed album Dangerously In Love, Focus continued to prove his credentials into hip-hop. By teaming up with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath label, Focus showed that whether he dabbled on the pop scene or the rap scene, he had the capabilities to stand with any producer on any day. His production resume includes work with Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce and Christina Aguilera in addition to dishing out beats for 50 Cent, Game, Busta Rhymes, Slaughterhouse, ScHoolboy Q and more.

As you can see, Focus isn’t a one trick pony. The producer’s immaculate body of work has earned himself countless phone calls from artists dying to tag their vocals over his beats. The producer sat down with us to break down the origin of some his more notable rap records and his overall score on the totality of the song as a whole. Hate it or love it, you have to respect his conglomerate. —Carl Lamarre
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Grammy-Winning Producer Focus… On Working With 50 Cent, Game And ScHoolboy Q

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50 Cent Leaves Interscope

50 Cent announced today that he has signed an exclusive worldwide distribution and services agreement with Caroline/Capitol/UMG. The hip-hop mogul will now transition to independent status after a successful 12-year run with Shady Records/Aftermath and Interscope, during which he sold over 30 million albums...

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Chance The Rapper Almost Signed With TDE

Punch, co-president of TDE, recently did an interview with Al Lindstrom where he discussed the influence of Dr. Dre, the signing of SZA, compares ScHoolboy Q's Oxymoron and Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m...

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Dr. Dre Signs Script Developmental Deal For Drama Series on FX

Dre looks to bring a drama series about music and crime to the FX Network soon...

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Slaughterhouse Announces Gangsta Grillz Mixtape Title, “On the House”

Before their second album Welcome to: OUR HOUSE drops, SH is releasing On the House, a mixtape hosted by DJ Drama...

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T.I. Wants to Shoot Video for Dr. Dre “Popped Off” Collaboration

Tip tells XXLMag.com he hopes to shoot a video for his Dr. Dre collaboration, and already has one in the stash for his recent joint with Nelly...

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Kendrick Lamar Inks with Aftermath, ScHoolboy Q Signs to Interscope Records

Kendrick Lamar and Black Hippy sign with Aftermath and Interscope, according to Top Dawg Entertainment's founder...

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