"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.
Bokeem Woodbine was in a movie with the real life Tupac Shakur, Gridlock'd. 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 confess I only watched because I'm a big fan of Josh Duhamel and Jimmi Simpson, but I was blown away by how good the overall cast and writing were. Having seen both theatrical bio-pics on Biggie and Tupac, this one really brought a lot more hypothetical possibilities to the story. We still don't know who killed these talented young men (not a spoiler, as the show's printed messaging reveals no arrests were made), but this was a very worthwhile effort. Having Wendell Pierce (from "The Wire") in the cast made it that much more authentic.
Also, good for Josh Duhamel to get away from all those romantic comedies! We knew how great he can be given the right material. :)
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