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17 Sick Hip Hop Mentor/Protege Collabos

Jay-Z & Kanye. Lil Wayne & Nicki Minaj. Large Professor & Nas. Listen to the hip hop magic when the teacher-student relationship is put on record

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Kanye West (L) and Jay-Z performs during the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington
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Behind many a superstar rapper is an up-and-coming protégé learning from their every verse, honing their craft and preparing their own future assault on the Billboard charts. Biggie helped Lil' KimDr. Dre guided EminemLil Wayne ushered in DrakeJay-Z even led Kanye to stardom. And there are many, many more. It's the hip hop circle of life. And sometimes, to lend a little extra cred, the teacher and student join forces for a bangin' track.

Check out 19 of Fuse's favorite mentor/protégé collabos right here.

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Jaz-O & Jay-Z, "The Originators" (1990)

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Big Daddy Kane & Jay-Z, "Show & Prove" (1994)

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Large Professor & Nas, "One Plus One" (1996)

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Jay-Z & Foxy Brown, "Aint No N***a" (1996)

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Notorious B.I.G. & Lil' Kim, "Another" (1997)

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Snoop Dogg & Lil Bow Wow, "Bow Wow (That's My Name)" (2000)

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The Clipse, "Grindin'" (Production by Mentor Pharrell) (2002)

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Birdman & Lil Wayne, "I Run This" (2009)

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Jay-Z & J. Cole, "A Star Is Born" (2009)

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M.I.A. & Rye Rye, "Sunshine" (2010)

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Dr. Dre & Eminem, "I Need a Doctor" (2011)

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Waka Flocka Flame & Gucci Mane, "Ferrari Boyz" (2011)

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Jay-Z & Kanye West, "N****s in Paris" (2011)

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Lil Wayne & Drake, "HYFR" (2012)

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T.I. & Iggy Azalea, "Murda Bizness" (2012)

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Lil Kim & Tiffany Foxx, "Twisted" (2013)

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Lil Wayne & Nicki Minaj, "High School" (2013)

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Special Shoutout: Kanye West, "Big Brother" (Dedication Track to Jay-Z) (2007)

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