#TheDefiantOnes – TV Reviews

The Defiant Ones – HBO – 4 hours and 0 minutes (4 episodes, 1 hour each)

The Defiant Ones

The legacy of Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre, Interscope Records, and Beats by Dre are not overnight success stories (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer). It was years of hard work, set backs, frustrations, failures, and wins. In this 4 part docu-series, you will learn about the early life of Jimmy, the son of a long shore man and a strong mother. He went to college because military life wasn’t for him. He could never stay still and when he felt stagnant in life, he made a move. You will learn about the early life of Andre “Dr. Dre” Young, the son of a single teen mom who was told he had to be great. While he may regret some career decisions, in the beginning, he recognized they were necessary for his success.  He always wanted to stay where he was comfortable, but life had other thoughts.  Each of these men gained notoriety in the industry, albeit different paths.  Jimmy Iovine produced behind the scenes of Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, & Tom Petty (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer).  While Dr. Dre produced as a member of N.W.A; and working with D.O.C, Eazy-E, JJ Fad, and Snoop Dogg (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer).  But when these 2 men finally came together they had an impact on the music industry, the business industry, and each other that would shape the 21st century.  While some would believe they have reached the pentacle of success, they both look forward to helping others achieve greatness.

This docu-series is a good watch.  While most of Dr. Dre’s story is a retelling of Straight Outta Compton, Jimmy Iovine’s story is new and fresh (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer).  It’s amazing to watch him beat the odds because he wanted to do something more, better, or different.  Jimmy is the true definition of perseverance. In addition, it’s wonderful to see the two come together and make music history.  As well as, seeing how one facebook post came so close to taking it all away.  But this movie leads you to ask, in a world of social media and Insta-Fame before art, can we have another Jimmy and Dr. Dre?  Well with these 2 investing in the future, they hope the answer will be yes and no.  Yes, they want to help the next producer and/or artist.  But no, they don’t want another Dre or Jimmy.  They want someone to continue their legacy of Defiance.

I give it 4 out of 5 stars

Sure I thought the deal could blow – Jimmy, Part 1

We could potentially lose this – Will.I.Am, Part 1

Ok, God. Give us a lighting strike but keep it out there – Dr. Dre, Part 1

I just thought they were annoying -Jimmy, Part 2

Anytime I felt like I was at the bottom, it’s always been because of death – Dr. Dre, Part 2

I really did love Jimmy but I just couldn’t be that person in his life – Stevie Nicks, Part 2

That should have been my 1st indication. He doesn’t want to wait for people – Vicki, Part 2

I think we broke him – Bono, Part 2

But under the skin of it, he likes blood and bones – Bono, Part 3

I was on house arrest – Dr. Dre, Part 3

He gave me that line, you know what I’m saying – Snoop, Part 3

Yes, I want to be a star – Gwen Stefani, Part 3

Ok, I got to find great producers and I got to produce them – Jimmy, Part 3

Ok, that sounds good to me – Dr. Dre, Part 3

I don’t have to be a role model, I don’t have to hold your hand – Tupac, Part 3

Dre changed my life – Jimmy, Part 4

Boom, in comes my caucasian partner – Dr. Dre, Part 4

I’m pissing myself now thinking about it – Eminem, Part 4

Remove the ego, Jimmy told me that – Kendrick, Part 4

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