dr dre by Claude J. Easy May 25, 2017
HBO, the monster of television networks, presented a new teaser for a Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine four part documentary series. The Defiant Ones is set to debut on July 9 with subsequent episodes premiering on July 10th, 11th and 12th.
The four part doc series is directed by Allen Hughes who is best known for Menace II Society.
Why did HBO and Allen Hughes decide to take this three year journey interviewing Dre and Iovine? The subjects of the mini-series have been an inseparable successful hip hop duo for almost three decades.
Iovine and Dre got it poppin’ in the 90s with Interscope Records which marketed and distributed Dre and Suge Knight’s Death Row Records. Before the end of the decade, the duo created Aftermath, Dr. Dre’s own label. Iovine and Dre played a big part in making hip-hop a global phenomenon.
Their story doesn’t end there; they teamed up again to flip Beats by Dre, a product which they started in 2006, and sold to Apple for $3 billion in 2014.
The Defiant Ones features in-depth interviews with Dre and Iovine, along with a diverse cast of artists, including Bono, Nas, Ice Cube, Gwen Stefani, Snoop Dogg, Trent Reznor, and more, interviewed over the course of three years.
Eminem praises Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine in #TheDefiantOnes trailer https://t.co/MohKsvMZfD / via @billboardhiphop pic.twitter.com/eT1o5p9hmd
— billboard (@billboard) May 24, 2017
If you are a music fan, how couldn’t you be excited for this doc series to debut? Casey Bloys, president of HBO Programming, has been hype for the debut from December.
Bloys told Complex in a Dec. 2016 interview,
“Allen Hughes takes you on a journey through some of the most important flash points of popular culture, and I’m delighted we can bring this unforgettable saga to our viewers.”
Are you prepared to watch never before seen footage and BTS clips featuring some of the globe’s biggest artists?
Get the first look into recording and writing sessions with Eazy-E, Stevie Nicks, N.W.A., Tom Petty, and Bruce Springsteen.
The Defiant Ones premiers on HBO July 9th at 9 pm ET.