The Defiant Ones

The Defiant Ones

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"The Defiant Ones" four-part documentary event is told with the help of many of the most notable artists and figures of our time, reflecting Hughes' unfettered access to Iovine, Dre and the remarkable cast of figures who have been a part of their success story. In addition to extensive interviews with Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, who speak frankly about their highs and lows, the show includes interviews with such music icons as Bono, David Geffen, Eminem, Nas, Ice Cube, Gwen Stefani, Jon Landau, Tom Petty, Trent Reznor, Snoop Dogg, Bruce Springsteen and will.i.am. The series also features never-before-seen footage from a multitude of recording and writing sessions with Eazy-E, JJ Fad, Stevie Nicks, N.W.A., Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and U2, among others.
"The Defiant Ones" four-part documentary event is told with the help of many of the most notable artists and figures of our time, reflecting Hughes' unfettered access to Iovine, Dre and the remarkable cast of figures who have been a part of their success story. In addition to extensive interviews with Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, who speak frankly about their highs and lows, the show includes interviews with such music icons as Bono, David Geffen, Eminem, Nas, Ice Cube, Gwen Stefani, Jon Landau, Tom Petty, Trent Reznor, Snoop Dogg, Bruce Springsteen and will.i.am. The series also features never-before-seen footage from a multitude of recording and writing sessions with Eazy-E, JJ Fad, Stevie Nicks, N.W.A., Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and U2, among others.

Season 1 (7 episodes)

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  • 0. The Defiant Ones: Origins

    Original air date: 11/12/2017 Runtime: 1:26 min.

    Original air date: 11/12/2017 Runtime: 1:26 min. Ice Cube discusses the inspiration behind the iconic protest song, protesting against police brutality and racial profiling by the rap group N.W.A.

  • 0. The First Time Dre Heard Snoop

    Original air date: 11/05/2017 Runtime: 0:55 min.

    Original air date: 11/05/2017 Runtime: 0:55 min. Dr. Dre recalls the first time that he called Snoop Dogg.

  • 0. Ice Cube on Dre

    Original air date: 11/12/2017 Runtime: 0:55 min.

    Original air date: 11/12/2017 Runtime: 0:55 min. Ice Cube discusses working with Dr. Dre and the impact it has had on his career

  • 1. Part 1

    Original air date: 07/09/2017 Runtime: 53:48 min.

    Original air date: 07/09/2017 Runtime: 53:48 min. Before he became Dr. Dre, Andre Young’s involvement in Compton’s music scene connected him with Ice Cube, MC Ren, DJ Yella, and Eazy-E, forming what would eventually become N.W.A. Meanwhile, young Jimmy Iovine dropped out of college and hustled his way into gigs with John Lennon, Patti Smith and Bruce Springsteen on his way to becoming a sought-after engineer and emerging producer.

  • 2. Part 2

    Original air date: 07/10/2017 Runtime: 66:56 min.

    Original air date: 07/10/2017 Runtime: 66:56 min. Dr. Dre’s formation of hip hop supergroup N.W.A. brings forth the seminal hip-hop record Straight Outta Compton. Though Dre’s creative direction is integral to the group’s success, his relationship with the original N.W.A. contributors, especially Eazy-E, deteriorated due to artistic and financial conflicts. Jimmy Iovine’s work on highly successful albums from Tom Petty, U2 and Stevie Nicks reveals his knack for production and collaboration. But his massive workload and tumultuous personal life lead him to reevaluate his future in the music industry.

  • 3. Part 3

    Original air date: 07/11/2017 Runtime: 80:59 min.

    Original air date: 07/11/2017 Runtime: 80:59 min. After leaving Eazy-E and Ruthless Records, Dr. Dre’s independence results in his debut solo album, The Chronic and the start of his noteworthy collaborations with Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur. But Dre’s artistic success came with numerous challenges, including growing cultural and political concerns about the explicit content in his music. Jimmy Iovine’s transition from music producer to music executive gives him an opportunity to utilize his eye for talent and business savvy, culminating in his creation of Interscope Records and signing Dre. However, Jimmy’s partnership with Dre and Interscope’s provocative roster of musicians means absorbing their problems with the law.

  • 4. Part 4

    Original air date: 07/12/2017 Runtime: 58:58 min.

    Original air date: 07/12/2017 Runtime: 58:58 min. After cutting ties with Death Row Records and Suge Knight, Dr. Dre starts Aftermath Records, (an imprint under Interscope) and discovers Eminem, producing him to international success. Though Jimmy Iovine and Dre continue to produce a top-tier roster of talent, structural changes in the music industry force them to innovate their business model, leading to the creation of Beats Electronics and their flagship product, Beats By Dr. Dre.