The Defiant Ones, Season 1HDClosed Captioning
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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.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPart 1||Years before they brokered one of the biggest deals in music history--the 2014 sale of Beats Electronics to Apple for $3 billion--Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine navigated very different environments towards destinies that would, ultimately and improbably, bring them together. Dre's story began in Compton, CA, where his fascination with dance music, DJ innovations and sound brought him into contact with Eazy-E, Ice Cube, DJ Yella and MC Ren. Together, they would become the core of the 1980s gangsta-rap supergroup N.W.A. A native of Red Hook, Brooklyn, Jimmy gravitated to music following an indifferent academic career, and with a determination to avoid continuing in the family business as a longshoreman, he turned stints answering phones in recording studios to connecting with artists like John Lennon, Patti Smith and Bruce Springsteen through a combination of hard work and old-fashioned luck, eventually building a reputation as a fearless, talented, indefatigable producer.||53:48||$3.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPart 2||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.||1:06:56||$3.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPart 3||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.||1:20:58||$3.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPart 4||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.||58:58||$3.99||View in iTunes|
|101||HDClosed CaptioningVideoIce Cube on Dre||Ice Cube discusses working with Dr. Dre and the impact it has had on his career||0:54||Free||View in iTunes|
|102||HDClosed CaptioningVideoSneak Peek||Get a first look at The Defiant Ones – a docuseries that tells the stories of Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre's surprising partnership in the music industry.||2:37||Free||View in iTunes|
|103||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe First Time Dre Heard Snoop||Dr. Dre recalls the first time that he called Snoop Dogg.||0:45||Free||View in iTunes|
|104||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Defiant Ones: Origins||Ice Cube discusses the inspiration behind the iconic protest song, protesting against police brutality and racial profiling by the rap group N.W.A.||1:26||Free||View in iTunes|
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We almost pre ordered this series, until I saw the homophobe Eminem is included...I’ll spend my money elsewhere.
This is an extremely interesting story that we could not help but binge watch all the way through. The intersecting of such diverse and amazing talents within the music industry because of one particular mans drive and vision is fascinating to say the least.
Found the weaving together of the two stories quite interesting.
Learned a lot, amazing the influence Jimmy I had on several generations of artists.
Gave too short treatment of the negatives and challenges, but at least flagged some of them.