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"The Defiant Ones" tells of the unbreakable bond of trust and friendship between music legends Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, two street-smart men from different worlds who together defied traditional wisdom and transformed contemporary culture in the process. Filmed over a three-year period by director Allen Hughes, the four-part documentary traces the rise of two tough kids -- Iovine the son of a Brooklyn longshoreman, Dr. Dre straight out of the streets of Compton, Calif. -- through an unconventional business until their paths crossed in the late 1980s, leading to this unlikely duo brokering one of the biggest deals in music history. In addition to extensive, frank interviews with Iovine and Dr. Dre, the series includes comments by such music icons as Bono, David Geffen, Eminem, Ice Cube, Gwen Stefani, Jon Landau, Tom Petty, Snoop Dogg and Bruce Springsteen. Also featured is never-before-seen footage from a multitude of recording and writing sessions.

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aired 718 days ago
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.
aired 718 days ago
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.
aired 718 days ago
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.
aired 718 days ago
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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