The Mentor: Eminem. The Protégé: 50 Cent.
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The Stories Of 18 Mentors And Their Musical Protégés
7. The Mentor: Eminem. The Protégé: 50 Cent.
50 Cent had a hard time getting his big break in the music business. He was signed to a label, got shot, sent to hospital, got dropped from the label, got blacklisted - and then Eminem heard his stuff, gave it to his mentor Dre, and Dre signed him anyway. Ever since, Eminem has been a mentor to 50 Cent, just as Dre was to him.