"The Defiant Ones" examines the partnership between Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre - one the son of a Brooklyn longshoreman, the other straight out of Compton - and their leading roles in a chain of transformative events in contemporary culture.
A scripted True Crime series based on the murder investigations of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. It will chronicle the two major police investigations into the separate murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. Tupac was killed in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in September 1996 at the age of 25, and Biggie was also shot and killed by an unknown assailant in March 1997 at the age of 24.
The series marks the second time Luke James has portrayed a real life person. The first was Johnny Gill in the New Edition Story. See more »
In a scene where Tupac and Biggie are hanging out together, Tupac has a "Makaveli" tattoo on the right side of his neck. In reality, Tupac did not get this Makaveli tattoo until 1996 after he got out of prison in late 1995 and signed with Death Row Records, eventually taking on his Makaveli persona. At this stage, Tupac and Biggie were no longer friends due to the November 30th, 1994 Quad Studio shooting in which Tupac blamed Biggie for having prior knowledge about the shooting. See more »
I don't know if they've got all the facts right, but then again they never claim to do so. At the beginning of each episode they state some things might be dramatized for the shows sake and I must say I haven't once felt like this caused any problems for the story.
Overall the series is compelling and entertaining, if you are interested in the murders of Biggie and Tupac but don't know much about the topic this would be a good place to start researching and learning, although it does get a bit confusing at times, so be sure to pay attention all the way. It's not one of those scrolling-through-your-timeline-while-watching-netflix kind of thing, which by itself makes it a pretty good series.
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