by Mara Peoples
June 29, 2017
Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage
HBO is taking us on a journey through the lives of two of the most influential music figures this summer. Allen Hughes directs the four part documentary mini series that will air on HBO starting July 9th entitled, The Defiant Ones. This mini series explores the relationship between Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, co-founder of Interscope Records.
The Defiant Ones take audiences through in-depth interviews with both icons, Dr. Dre and Iovine. Artists such as: Bono, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Bruce Springsteen, Nas, Ice Cube, Gwen Stefani, will.i.am, and many others will also be featured in the summer mini series; and just wait until you see the never-before-seen footage of N.W.A., Eazy-E, Stevie Nicks and much more.
HBO’s President of programming, Casey Bloys, says about the upcoming documentary, “The Defiant Ones has everything you expect in a great story—drama and humor, tragedy and triumph. Allen Hughes takes you on a journey through some of the most important flashpoints of popular culture, and I’m delighted that we can bring this unforgettable saga to our viewers.
What do we think about The Defiant Ones official trailer? The popcorn is already popped for the mini series premier. The trailer does a great job of capturing all of the different featured artists that we will see in the documentary and hook us just enough into wanting to watch the actual four part series. Based on the trailer, we are about to get an accurate depiction of what it took for two of the biggest names in the industry to get to where they are today.
Tell Us: How has Dr. Dre been a musical influence in your life?