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The Chronic album cover

Dre's debut album. The cover is simple, and takes inspiration from Zig Zag rolling papers.

The leaders of Death Row Records

Clockwise from the top: Dre, 2Pac, Suge Knight, and Snoop Dogg. The four are pictured at the height of their success and the West Coast/East Coast rap feud.

Dr. Dre and his students, Eminem and 50 Cent

There is a connection between Dre and almost every major rap act in the past 20 years.

A young Dre from his World Class Wreckin' Cru days

Eazy-E and Luke from 2 Live Crew would use this image over and over again to try to undermine Dre's new gangsta attitude.

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