HBO has announced a four-part documentary series about Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. The Defiant Ones — directed by Allen Hughes (Menace II Society, Dead Presidents) — will feature interviews with Ice Cube, Eminem, and more.
“Set amid many of the defining events of the past four decades, THE DEFIANT ONES tells the stories of Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre — one the son of a Brooklyn longshoreman, the other straight out of Compton — and their improbable partnership and surprising leading roles in a series of transformative events in contemporary culture. This revealing, compelling and often-gritty story takes place in recording studios, in humble homes and massive mansions, in criminal courts and in the highest corridors of corporate power.
A unique and inspiring tale, it’s unflinchingly told with the help of many of the most notable artists and figures of our time, reflecting Hughes’ unfettered access to Iovine, Dre and the remarkable cast of prominent figures who have been a part of their success story. This epic look at America shows how you can consistently defy conventional wisdom and even logic, and still win big.”
As Rolling Stone notes, the duo’s partnership dates back to the early ’90s. Dre and Iovine joined forces for Dre’s label, Aftermath. The two also collaborated in the creation of Beats By Dre, soon purchased by Apple, and would later birth successful music streaming service Apple Music.