Documentaries have always been an important part of the industry. They are an integral part of telling the story of how certain artists came to power. The road to stardom is never easy and chronicling the journey is key. HBO’s new series, The Defiant Ones, sheds light on some of the music industry’s biggest dawgs. With Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine at the forefront, this series tells the story of how each of these guys paved their way to the top. Directed by Allen Hughes, these inspiring episodes are a solid testament to a consistent grind and hard work.
Highlighting everything from first jobs to being fired to biggest accomplishments, The Defiant Ones puts it all in perspective. Watching these people work, you would never have guessed some of the things they’d been through or the experiences they had. Artists like Eminem, Ice Cube, Patti Smith, and Bruce Springsteen are just a few of the greats that came to be thanks to Iovine and Dre.
HBO hosted A Day of Defiance yesterday in New York City. Special invited guests gathered at Brooklyn Steel to celebrate the series and partake in a variety of events. The overall theme was breaking barriers and doing things people think they will ‘NEVER” do. Hosted by Scottie Beam, 2 Chainz, Jasmine Solano, Melo-X, and more touched the stage to entertain the crowd. Press play on the trailer below and look for The Defiant Ones episodes, now available on HBO.