The Defiant Ones

The Defiant Ones

  • TV-MA
  • 2017
  • 1 Season
  • 8.5  (11,901)

This four-part documentary series shows the history of how an Italian-American from Brooklyn and a rapper from Compton become an unstoppable duo in the music industry. Music executive Jimmy Iovine and rapper/producer Dr. Dre collaborate and become instrumental in establishing rap as the most influential American music towards the end of the 20th century. Their ventures together eventually develop into Beats By Dre, Beats Music and then Apple Music.

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Seasons
Part 4
4. Part 4
July 12, 2017
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.
Part 3
3. Part 3
July 11, 2017
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.
Part 2
2. Part 2
July 10, 2017
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.
Part 1
1. Part 1
July 9, 2017
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.
The Defiant Ones
The Defiant Ones

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This four-part documentary series shows the history of how an Italian-American from Brooklyn and a rapper from Compton become an unstoppable duo in the music industry. Music executive Jimmy Iovine and rapper/producer Dr. Dre collaborate and become instrumental in establishing rap as the most influential American music towards the end of the 20th century. Their ventures together eventually develop into Beats By Dre, Beats Music and then Apple Music.The Defiant Ones is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (4 episodes). The series first aired on July 9, 2017.

Where to Watch The Defiant Ones

The Defiant Ones is available for streaming on the HBO website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Defiant Ones on demand at Amazon, Google Play, Apple TV and Peacock.

  • Premiere Date
    July 9, 2017
  • IMDB Rating
    8.5  (11,901)