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The Defiant Ones 

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"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.
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Top Rated TV #208 | Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Bono ...  Self 4 episodes, 2017
Dr. Dre ...  Self 4 episodes, 2017
Jimmy Iovine ...  Self 4 episodes, 2017
Janet Mormile Janet Mormile ...  Self 4 episodes, 2017
Stevie Nicks ...  Self 4 episodes, 2017
Tom Petty ...  Self 4 episodes, 2017
Sean 'Diddy' Combs ...  Self 3 episodes, 2017
The D.O.C. The D.O.C. ...  Self 3 episodes, 2017
DJ Yella DJ Yella ...  Self 3 episodes, 2017
Verna Griffin Verna Griffin ...  Self 3 episodes, 2017
Ice Cube ...  Self 3 episodes, 2017
Vicki Iovine Vicki Iovine ...  Self 3 episodes, 2017
Doug Morris ...  Self 3 episodes, 2017
Nas ...  Self 3 episodes, 2017
Trent Reznor ...  Self 3 episodes, 2017
Snoop Dogg ...  Self 3 episodes, 2017
Bruce Springsteen ...  Self 3 episodes, 2017
Gwen Stefani ...  Self 3 episodes, 2017
Eminem ...  Self 2 episodes, 2017
Fab 5 Freddy ...  Self 2 episodes, 2017
David Geffen ...  Self 2 episodes, 2017
Lawrence Gordon ...  Self 2 episodes, 2017
Step Johnson Step Johnson ...  Self 2 episodes, 2017
Jon Landau Jon Landau ...  Self 2 episodes, 2017
M.C. Ren M.C. Ren ...  Self 2 episodes, 2017
Peter Paterno Peter Paterno ...  Self 2 episodes, 2017
Paul Rosenberg ...  Self 2 episodes, 2017
Gregory Schwabe ...  FBI Agent 2 episodes, 2017
Patti Smith ...  Self 2 episodes, 2017
Steve Stoute Steve Stoute ...  Self 2 episodes, 2017
Paul Wachter Paul Wachter ...  Self 2 episodes, 2017
Will.i.am ...  Self 2 episodes, 2017
Alonzo Williams ...  Self 2 episodes, 2017
Nicole Young Nicole Young ...  Self 2 episodes, 2017
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"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.

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The original music on the series was co-composed by Atticus Ross. Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross' most frequent collaborator appears in the documentary. See more »

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References The Defiant Ones (1958) See more »

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Interesting story, but the hagiography grates
28 February 2019 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

Andre Young, a.k.a. Dr. Dre, is one of the most successful hiphop artists and producers ever. Jimmy Iovine, producer turned record-company executive, has been a close professional collaborator. Together, they conceived and marketed a headphone brand that has made them fortunes beyond the already substantial wealth they have generated by making music. Their story is this instrinsically interesting, even if you're not a fan of the music itself; and even if you're not a fan, it's hard to dispute that the story of hiphop, the people who made it and the reaction it has produced, better expresses the unique reality of contemporary American life in the last few decades than that of any other muscial form. And 'The Defiant Ones' is interesting; only, it would be more interesting if it wasn't so hagiographic. It's fine, letting Dre and Iovine tell their stories, although Iovine clearly likes talking about himself a little too much; but we also get a succession of other talking heads keen to assert the greatness of the dynamic duo, but less interested in explaining what exactly it is that makes them great. The result is a serviceable series; but arguably a trick has been missed.


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9 July 2017 (USA) See more »

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