Watch ‘The Defiant Ones’ Trailer with Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine
“When two unexpected music moguls come together, history is made.”
In 2006, Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre founded Beats Electronics, an audio brand that gained immense popularity with their quality and stylish headphones, earphones and speakers. The company was purchased by Apple in May 2014 for an astonishing $3 billion.
‘The Defiant Ones’ is a four-part documentary by director, Allen Hughes (“Menace II Society”), that tells the stories of Dre and Iovine finding an unbelievably prosperous partnership beginning at Interscope Records (co-founded by Iovine) and eventually with the creation of Beats.
“‘The Defiant Ones’ has everything you expect in a great story — drama and humor, tragedy and triumph,” said Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming.
Filmed over a three-year period, ‘The Defiant Ones’ highlights how Dre and Iovine found success against all odds. The documentary also boasts in-depth interviews and never-before-seen footage of recording and writing sessions with musical superstars such as Bono, Eminem, Nas, Ice Cube, Gwen Stefani, Tom Petty, Snoop Dogg, U2 and Bruce Springsteen.
We’re excited for a closer look at how this long-lasting partnership came to fruition. Check out the trailer here and don’t miss the premier on July 9 at 9:00pm EST on HBO.