The Defiant Ones, director Allen Hughes‘ documentary detailing the rise of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine was immensely profitable. So profitable, in reality, that Dr. Dre, Netflix, and Beats By Dre are literally taking the collection on “tour” with a particular, invite-only screening on the Ritzy Picturehouse in Brixton, London this Thursday, March 15.
It’s uncommon for a tv docuseries to expertise this sort of therapy — even one which initially aired on HBO. Not solely has the collection been picked up by Netflix, it was additionally nominated for and gained a Grammy Award for Greatest Music Movie. After all, loads of that success can in all probability be attributed to the movie’s extremely recognizable topics.
Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine are two of the most important names in music in the present day and between Aftermath and Interscope have been immediately liable for a few of hip-hop’s best successes together with 50 Cent, Eminem, and Kendrick Lamar. It’s protected to say that with out Dre and Iovine, there’s in all probability no massively profitable Black Panther soundtrack, Twitter-melting anti-Trump efficiency, or ceaseless trolling from rap’s greatest web bully.
After all, it helps when lots of their enterprise endeavors, together with the Apple partnership that changed into the close to ubiquitous Beats By Dre model, are such enormous hits as nicely. The Defiant Ones paperwork each the successes and the struggles and is price a glance in terms of Netflix March 23 (exterior of the US and Canada, the place it may possibly nonetheless be streamed through HBO’s providers).
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