The Defiant Ones: Miniseries (2017)


Miniseries
The Defiant Ones

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The Defiant Ones is a compelling, comprehensive portrait of two visionaries that illuminates both their colorful pasts and their historic influence on the music industry.

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Air date: Jul 9, 2017

Dr. Dre's story begins in Compton, Calif., where his fascination with dance music, DJ innovations and sound leads him to become part of N.W.A.; Jimmy Iovine works his way up in the recording industry, building a reputation as a talented producer.

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Air date: Jul 10, 2017

N.W.A. evolves into a force to be reckoned with, but a series of calamities leaves Dr. Dre looking to make a fresh start; Jimmy continues to rise up the music ladder via successful collaborations with Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks.

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Air date: Jul 11, 2017

Jimmy begins a new career as co-founder of Interscope Records, cutting a deal with Death Row Records for Interscope to become the label's distributor; Dre, Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur become embroiled in a violent feud with East Coast rap rivals.

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Air date: Jul 12, 2017

After some disappointing solo releases, Dre's fortunes turn when Jimmy turns him onto the music of unknown white rapper Eminem; an opportune sit-down between Jimmy and Dre leads to the idea of Beats Electronics, vaulting the partners to new heights.

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  • Jan 14, 2021
    you can learn so much from this.
  • May 08, 2020
    So well produced and put together, a gripping storyline. For all of those who are fans of hip hop and music in general this is a must.
  • Nov 04, 2019
    Excellent star appeal, editing and music. Been a Dre fan for 25 years, but still learned a lot. Jimmy Iovine is maybe a more fascinating person... so well done.
  • Oct 08, 2018
    I think this is the best doc. iv ever seen
  • Jul 16, 2018
    Good interviews from both Dre and Iovine who open up a lot more than they have in the past about their lives.
  • May 19, 2018
    great documentary, well ressourced!
  • May 06, 2018
    Very interesting, with such a wide array of artists yourbound to be starstruck!
  • Apr 01, 2018
    Incredible! Highly recommend! So interesting and engaging from start to finish.
  • Mar 23, 2018
    a gripping and incredible story put together perfectly by hbo. if you've seen "straight out of compton" though, the first two and a half episodes will basically just be repeating what the film told. Not a major issue, i still sat through it but what made the documentary so amazing was the last episode where everything came together for jimmy & dre.
  • Feb 26, 2018
    If for nothing else, watch this for Snoop Dogg's impression of Jimmy Iovine. Also, Dr. Dre and Bruce Springsteen are apparently the same people in two completely different genres.
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