The music industry, including the fans, has been looking forward to the premiere of HBO’s new series The Defiant Ones which is based on the successful partnership between Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. As we know, the duo changed the course of music world as we know it.
Directed by Allen Hughes (Menace II Society), the four part series takes an inside look on the improbable partnership between a Brooklyn businessman and a Compton based producer which which led to transformative events in contemporary culture. It explores how they combined forces on taking Aftermath to the next level with signings of Eminem, 50 Cent and others to building an empire called Beats Electronics which was eventually sold to Apple at a ridiculous price.
The documentary features several interviews with key players in both Dre and Iovine’s music lives, including Eminem, Nas, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, will.i.am and more. In addition to the same, there is also exclusive footage from recording sessions with artists like Eazy-E, N.W.A., Bruce Springsteen and more.
They said a lot of things! #TheDefiantOnes… Tune in tonight on HBO.
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) July 9, 2017
I know saying "Fuck that" isn't the most eloquent of terms but it's the most direct way I am when it comes to being told I can't accomplish something. When I was cut from the Canadian Football League and wanted to start training to become a pro-wrestler, I was told these words (literally), "You have nothing to offer the wrestling business stick with football". Years later here I am. When my goal was to transition from wrestling to film I was told.. "You'll make two or three movies tops, then your career will fizzle out". Years later here I am. I could've listened to the cynics and doubted myself, but instead I went with what I trust most – my gut and my own two hands. If you feel something deep in your bones you need to accomplish… you gotta say fuck that and go for it. Check out one of the best docs I've seen in a long time – tonight at 9pm on @HBO. #DefiantOnes