How did a kid from the Big Apple and a kid straight outta Compton, California build careers that would culminate into a $3.2 billion business deal with Apple? HBO delivers an excellent documentary with “The Defiant Ones”. Using several in-depth interviews and exceptional editing, the viewer is introduced to music business heavyweights Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre.
“The Defiant Ones” kicks off with the early, separate lives of Iovine and Dre and eventually finds them working together over the course of four, roughly one-hour long episodes.
Iovine and Dre tell their stories with the help of interviews with several notable people in the music business including Tom Petty, Ice Cube, Stevie Nicks, Snoop Dogg, and more.
The two explain how they felt on their come-ups and viewers get a glimpse into the lives of these two extremely successful men. The doc is filled with great moments like when Jimmy Iovine went into work on an Easter Sunday to find that he would be working with John Lennon. They also detail the moment when Iovine and Dr. Dre came up with the idea of creating the Beats headphone and speaker company that would later be acquired by Apple for $3.2 billion.
With great commentary, excellent editing and a great story, this doc is sure to inspire many creatives to work hard and believe in their ideas.