A new mini-series about the relationship between music producer Jimmy Iovine and rapper Dr. Dre is coming to Netflix around the globe (excluding the USA). “The Defiant Ones”, a 4-episode documentary that previously aired on HBO in America, examines their surprising partnership and how it has affected modern culture.
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.
The series includes interviews with such music icons as Bono, David Geffen, Eminem, Nas, Stevie Nicks, Ice Cube, Gwen Stefani, Jon Landau, Tom Petty, Trent Reznor, Snoop Dogg, Bruce Springsteen, Diddy and will.i.am., as well as Dre and Iovine themselves, and is essential viewing for anyone interested in the history of hip-hop and modern pop.
“The Defiant Ones” will arrive on March 23rd and you can see the full trailer below: