By Sharee Silerio

Early next month, HBO will premiere a four-part documentary series titled “The Defiant Ones”, which tells the stories of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, producer and co-founder of Interscope Records.

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Directed by Allen Hughes (“Menace II Society”), the piece will feature interviews with both men, including the artists they worked with and influenced – from Eminem to Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Gwen Stefani and more.

Including never-before-seen footage from recording and writing sessions with Eazy-E, N.W.A, and other artists, it tracks Dr. Dre and Iovine’s partnership and roles in building a music empire that transformed and continues to transform pop culture.

From their humble beginnings to a game-changing record label, gangsta rap controversy, and tragedy, the series is sure to offer an inside look into their lives, exploring their determination to do everything people said they couldn’t do.

Take a look at the trailer below.

For more sneak peeks of the miniseries and more information, follow @defiantones on Instagram or go to

“The Defiant One” premieres on Sunday, July 9 at 9/8c on HBO.

What do you think about the trailer? Will you be tuning in?

Sharee Silerio is a St. Louis-based freelance writer, Film and TV writer-producer, and blogger. When she isn’t creating content for The Root or The St. Louis American, she enjoys watching drama/sci-fi/comedy movies and TV shows, writing faith and self-love posts for, relaxing with a cup of chai tea, crafting chic DIY event décor, and traveling. Review her freelance portfolio at then connect with her on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.