DEFIANT ONES | Don’t miss this gripping Dr Dre documentary.

Documenting the long-standing partnership and friendship between legendary music executive Jimmy Iovine (responsible for albums released by Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and the powerhouse behind Interscope Records) and hip hop icon Dr Dre, The Defiant Ones directed by Allen Hughes is a must-watch for anyone interested in the history of rap.

The four part docu-series tells the story of the unlikely friendship struck up by Iovine – the son of a Brooklyn longshoreman and Dr Dre – post splitting with 90’s hip hop group N.W.A. When no record exec wanted to take a chance on Dre as a solo producer / artist, Iovine committed to releasing his album The Chronic, laying the foundations for a friendship that would see Gwen Stefani’s, No Doubt’s, Marilyn Manson’s and Eminem’s superstardom come to fruition and a historic deal with Apple music following the release of Beats Electronics.